About Van Gogh Pillow Case – Musart on Pillows – Almond Blossoms (1890)
This Vincent Van Gogh Pillow Case is part of our original collection, Musart on Pillows. 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. In the Almond Blossom painting , Van Gogh was not out to revive his own optimism, but to make an offering to his ever-caring brother. In spring 1889, Theo had married Jo Bonger, and in February 1890 she gave birth to their son, whom they named Vincent after the boy’s godfather. The Blossoming Almond Tree was van Gogh’s present to the infant that would perpetuate his name. Never before had he viewed the bright buds in such close-up; never before had he lavished such color on the glorious blossoms. The hope expressed in the painting is bound up with human life and thoughts of the future. It is not exactly Utopian in character; rather, the keynote of the painting is longing. And it is not really a reminiscence of Aries at all – in a sense, the painting is a celebration of family life, which Vincent the godfather now felt part of again. In the picture he tried to call forth for his godson what was denied to him: a carefree, happy future. “My dear brother, later one occasionally finds it necessary to remember”, he wrote rather inscrutably in a letter when Theo married. Now, painting this picture, van Gogh’s own remembering looked back to his origin, and the family again became the epitome of security on earth, with the birth of a boy who bore his name. More details on Van Gogh Pillow Case – Musart on Pillows – Almond Blossoms (1888):
- 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, Almond Pillows (1888). Oil on canvas, 36.5″ x 28″ inches. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
- Made in France.