Impressionist – Vincent van Gogh – Art Meets Pillows

Vincent Van Gogh art has the focus in this edition of Art Meets Pillows. Eight prints of famous impressionist paintings decorate the wall in sample living room spaces. And are thereupon paired with selected pillow designs by KBM D3signs.

Vincent van Gogh impressionist art
Impressionist Art Work By Vincent van Gogh

Who is Vincent Willem Van Gogh?

Van Gogh is a painter of post-impressionism, and his artwork became posthumously one of the highest traded. The vibrant colors and the unique brushstroke bring an exceptionally dynamic and movement to the painting. Simultaneously the eye of the beholder merges the colors.

Of Dutch descendants, Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on the 30th of March in 1853 in Zundert. Spending his last years in France, Vincent died at age 37 from a self-inflicted chest wound on the 29th of July in 1890 in Auvers-Sur-Oise.

During the decade he worked as a painter, van Gogh created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings. In particular, the painter focused on painting and drawing landscapes, still life, and portraits. In the last two years of his life, however, van Gogh was most productive. His most recognized paintings came to completion. It is also the period Art Meets Pillows chose artworks from to create decoration ideas.  

Arles February 1888 to May 1889, 187 paintings

Positively van Gogh was artistically at his height. His paintings reflect his skills as a painter and his love to work outdoors. Indeed, by merging his impressionist influences, gained during his stay in Paris with a newfound love for color, a painting style emerged that became his own. 

Four selected works of this period:

  • Twelve Sunflowers
  • Pink Peach Tree in Blossom
  • Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries
  • Encampment of Gypsies with Caravans

Vincent van Gogh art meets pillows

Van Gogh Painting Twelve Sunflowers Meet Yellow and Brown Pillows with Brick Wall Pattern
Twelve Sunflowers & Pillows with Brick Wall Pattern

A series of sunflower paintings found inspiration in preparation for the arrival of his friend Paul Gaugin. The sunflower rustic flair encouraged accessorizing the black leather couch with yellow and brown pillows that show a brick wall pattern.

Van Gogh Painting Pink Peach Tree Blossom Meet Pink and Blue Pillows with Triangle Pattern
Pink Peach Tree Blossom & Pillows with Triangle Pattern

It is a masterpiece in capturing the lightness of a peach tree blossoming. The living room decor idea shows a midnight blue feature wall against which a modern white couch stands. Mimicking the airiness present in the art print, a blue and a pink pillow with an ethnic pattern decorates the sofa. Both show a triangle pattern.

Fishing Boat on the Beach by Van Gogh Meet Yellow and Orange Pillows with Pixel Pattern
Fishing Boats on the Beach & Pillows with Pixel Pattern

The peaceful coastal scene with its guiding perspective feeds the imagination of sea travel. Hanging above a grey modern two-seater yellow and orange pillow references the eye-catching colors in the painting. Meanwhile, the pixel pattern corresponds well with the existing color shades.

Gypsies with Caravan by Van Gogh Meet Brown and Green Pillows with Layers Pattern
Encampment of Gypsies with Caravans & Pillows with Layers Pattern

Here a resting camp with feeding animals, wandering kids, and the adults sitting in the afternoon shade. 

A rustic living room space refers to the pre-valent colors by exhibiting a red two-seater with green and brown pillows that show a layer print pattern.

One year in Saint-Rémy de Provence from May 1889 to May 1890, 142 paintings

The most challenging year probably, while the most creative one in the artist’s life, was the year he spent in the asylum of Saint-Remy. There the artist confined himself after cutting off his ear. In lucid periods he would, in arrangement with the care personal, work outdoors, while other times, he would paint from memory.

Three artworks from this period

  • Wheat Field with Cypresses at the Haute Galline Near Eygalieres
  • Irises
  • Starry Night

Auvers-Sur-Oise May to July 1890, 77 paintings

Vincent returned to live near Paris, where his brother Theo resided. Both brothers deemed it best for Vincent to live under the care of Dr. Paul Gachet. Undeniably works from this period are among the most loved ones.

The chosen painting:

  • The Church at Auvers

Wheat Field with Cypresses by Vincent Van Gogh Meet Orange and Turquoise Pillows with Monarch Butterfly Pattern
Wheat Field with Cypresses & Pillows with Monarch Butterfly Pattern

This expressive landscape shows the wheat field moving in waves under the influence of the wind. Fringed by cypresses and wind chased clouds. In response to color and flowing forms, an orange and turquoise pillow pair with Monarch butterflies feeding on milkweed decorates a grey armchair.

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh Meet Yellow and Turquoise Pillows with Pearl Pattern
Starry Night & Pillows with Beads Pattern

One of the artist’s most known paintings is Starry Night which van Gogh painted from memory. The round starry swirls correspond well with the pillows in yellow and turquoise. Both have a beads pattern and accessorize the blue reading armchair under the painting.

Irises by Vincent Van Gogh Meet Blue and Green Pillows with Angeled Pattern
Irises & Pillows with Angular Pattern

A vivid portrait of irises from the asylum garden captured already eyes on their first exhibition. In the example, a grey reading armchair displays a blue and green pillow with angular patterns. Both reflect some of the energy from the painting.

The Church at Auvern by Vincent Van Gogh Meet Blue and Green Pillows with Fragmented Circle Pattern
The Church at Auvers & Pillows with Fragmented Pattern

Summer comes to mind when looking at the Church at Auvers. Blooming summer green weeds and a deep blue sky frame the church and a sole woman nearing the building. Responding to the existing hues, pillows in blue and lime-green accessorize the blue couch. Meanwhile, the pattern shows fragmented circles.

What makes the pillows by KBM D3signs stand out?

Both pillows are part of a collection of ten colorations. Additionally, there are two pattern variations, where each returns subdued or lightened and in black and white. If none of the colors work for you, you can color it your way by modifying the fill color.

This feature, altogether, permits you to match an existing home decor color or a new color scheme to support your decor ideas.

In its entirety, KBM D3signs arranged a collection of the presented pillow ideas in the store, Fall for It, at Zazzle. 

Furthermore, the store holds complete pattern collections where the products come in ten color variations and is published further on oblong and round pillows, poufs, and blankets. The ten different colorings include pink and grey, blue, green, orange, purple, brown, red, turquoise, and yellow.

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