Irises, Saint-Remy, 1889
Vincent was dutch, so he loved flowers, like the other dutch painters. In the irises that he painted he showed his domain of colours, the uses of yellows and blues in the different Irises paintings is absolute genial. The different compositions in the different painting of these flower makes you realize how much he enjoy them and his perfectionist way of marking every detail of the irises.
It is quite surprising that being from Holland, Vincent Van Gogh did not painted any tulips. The tulips are the most popular flower in Holland. I guess that in France this flower was not easy to see, so he painted the flowers around him.