Vincent van Gogh “Irises (1889) is illustrated on the surface.
This book box is empty inside and has secret magnetic latch to hold them firmly closed.
The exteriors are wrapped in a synthetic based leather and felt-lined inside to protect your treasures. When you hold this books box in your hands, your mind is automatically transported in time to the workshops of alchemists, dusty bookshelves of old monasteries, chambers of old castles, and libraries of Victorian England. This books box looks great on library shelves (gorgeous spines), a living room coffee table, or as a general accent anywhere in your home.
In the convalescence house of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a former monastery from the 12th century, Van Gogh painted the irises that lined the path leading to the cloisters. This painting was, as for many artists of this period, influenced by Japanese paintings ukiyo-e (floating world).
Vincent van Gogh took up this theme of the irises again, not in the ground like those of the garden of Saint-Rémy, but in very simple vases where deep blue flowers bloom. Marine blues, violets, each iris bloom is treated individually and stands out on blue-green leaves.
– Small: 8.25″ X 5.75″ X 2”