Van Gogh painted this work in early 1886, while studying at the art academy in Antwerp. There is evidence to suggest that van Gogh was a frequent 420 user during his lifetime. In a letter to his brother Theo, van Gogh wrote, "Well, I am not in the least crazy, but it is true that I am not entirely normal either. I am very much on edge, I find it difficult to keep my balance, and I have taken up smoking as a means of calming my nerves."
In a letter to his friend Paul Gauguin, van Gogh wrote, "I am working on a portrait of the people at the brothel, and in the evening I smoke a pipe of hashish. The effect is to make the colors more brilliant." Here, Van Gogh seems to be suggesting that cannabis helped him to see the world in a more vibrant and colorful way, which may have influenced the way he depicted it in his paintings.
You'll receive a framed, heavyweight, giclée, acid-free print that's created to last for generations.
• Ready to hang. Handmade by expert picture framers
• Printed using eco-friendly, water-based inks
• Milled, high-quality wood with a satin finish
• Giclée, museum quality (200gsm), acid-free paper
• Hanging hardware and acrylic front-protector is included
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Museum-quality, acid-free giclée paper and Epson inks won't fade or discolor over time.
Hanging hardware and acrylic front-protector is included
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