Butterflies and poppies

Vincent van GoghApril 1890 - May 1890

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The influences of Japanese art are clearly visible in this decorative floral piece. The close-up of the flowers and insects is typically Japanese, as are the asymmetric composition and the lack of depth.


  • Title: Butterflies and poppies
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Creator lifespan: 30 March 1853 - 29 July 1890
  • Creator's nationality: Dutch
  • Creator's place of death: Auvers-sur-Oise
  • Creator's place of birth: Zundert
  • Creator's gender: Male
  • Date created: April 1890 - May 1890
  • Location created: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
  • Place Part Of: France
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • External Link: Butterflies and Poppies

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