Van Gogh Courtesan (after Eisen) Wall Art
Van Gogh based this painting on a woodcut by the Japanese artist Kesai Eisen. The print had been reproduced on the cover of the magazine Paris illustré in 1886. Van Gogh used a grid to copy and enlarge the Japanese figure. He used bright colours and bold outlines, as if it were a woodcut.
We can tell the woman is a courtesan by her hairstyle and the belt (obi) that she is wearing, which is tied at the front of her kimono rather than at the back. Van Gogh framed her with a pond full of water lilies, bamboo stems, cranes and frogs. This scene has a hidden meaning: grue (crane) and grenouille (frog) were French slang words for 'prostitute'.
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• HD print on canvas.
• No frame included.
• Material: 230 gsm polyester cotton canvas
• Printings will always have a 1.2in(3cm) white border for your control.
Packing: Rolled Tube
Medium: Waterproof Ink
Materials: Waterproof canvas and pigment ink