The Van Gogh collection is a tribute to this visionary artist; the oil paints, textures and feelings expressed in his paintings are reflected in Van Gogh pens, made of natural resin to accurately reproduce the bold shades used on his canvases. A selection of premium materials combined with a dazzling mix of colors lead to an unprecedented creation, with an eighteen-facet design that brings out a beautifully bright look.
The Japonaiserie Oiran was painted by the Dutch artist in 1887. Japanese printmaking was one of Van Gogh's main sources of inspiration and he became an enthusiastic collector. The prints acted as a catalyst: they taught him a new way of looking at the world. He saw the prints as an artistic example and thought they were equal to the great masterpieces of Western art history. Once again the artist relies on colors to convey his feelings and in this case he chooses the contrast between strokes of purple, green, blue and red paint.
Van Gogh adopted Japanese visual inventions in his own work after collecting hundreds of prints and canvases in the early 1880's. He liked the unusual spatial effects, the expanses of strong color, the everyday objects and the attention to details from nature. And, of course, the exotic and joyful atmosphere.