About Van Gogh Jacquard Pillow – Musart on Pillows – Portrait of Joseph Roulin (1889)
This Van Gogh Jacquard Pillow is part of our original collection, Musart on Pillows. This Van Gogh Pillow is made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric. Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen). This extremely precise technique makes it possible to interweave around 80 threads / cm². This technique results in obtaining a point of great finesse, it also allows to use a multitude of colors. This particular pillow represent Van Gogh’s close friend Joseph Roulin when he was staying at southern French town Arles during 1888-1889. In 1888, Vincent van Gogh moved to Arles, in hope of exploring more artistic sensation in the countryside. But after he moved here he found himself lonely and isolated. Joseph Roulin worked as the postmaster at the station in Arles. Van Gogh went there frequently to send paintings to his brother Theo in the Netherlands and they became close friends. The friendship with Joseph Roulin and his family offered Van Gogh comfort and companionship. Roulin tended to van Gogh in the aftermath of psychotic episode in which Van Gogh menaced Gauguin and then sliced off a part of his own ear. Roulin continued seeing Van Gogh when he committed to the psychiatric hospital in Arles, and writing to Van Gogh’s family to reassure them of his health, and provide constant solace to the recovering artist. More details on Van Gogh Jacquard Pillow – Musart on Pillows – Portrait of Joseph Roulin (1889):
- Dimensions: 18″H x 18″L x 1″W
- Weight: 1 lb (est)
- Materials: All our pillows are made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric (95% Cotton, 5% Polyester). Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen).
- Additional Features: Invisible zipper
- Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of Joseph Roulin (1889). Oil on canvas, 25 3/8 x 21 3/4″. Museum of Modern Art, New York.