1886 ‘Skull of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette’ Vincent van Gogh – 8×10 Fine Art Print


1886 ‘Skull of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette’ by Vincent van Gogh.  Beautiful new 8×10 fine art print on thick 10mil 8.5×11 acid-free archival photo paper. Fits standard 8×10 matted frames or 8.5×11 document / certificate frames.


1886 Vincent van Gogh “Skull of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette” 8×10 Fine Art Print

Beautiful new 8×10 image size fine art print on 8.5×11 photographic paper with white border for easy framing.  This Skull of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette artwork fits standard 8×10 matted frames or 8.5×11 document / certificate frames.

Skull of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette - Art Size ChartABOUT THE ARTWORK:
Skull of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette (Dutch: Kop van een skelet met brandende sigaret) is an early work by Vincent van Gogh. The small and undated oil-on-canvas painting featuring a skeleton smoking a cigarette is part of the permanent collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It was most likely painted in 1886 as a satirical comment on conservative academic practices. Before it was common to use live humans as models, the academic routine included the study of skeletons to develop an understanding of human anatomy. Van Gogh was in Antwerp, Belgium at that time attending classes at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, which he later said were boring and taught him nothing.

Van Gogh included skeletons in other works from his Antwerp period, a sketch of a “Hanging skeleton and cat” and two more paintings with skulls. These are the only other works of Van Gogh (besides a drawing from the same period) to use skulls as a motif.

Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch: March, 30 1853 – July, 29 1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade, he created approximately 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still life’s, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterized by bold colors and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. He was not commercially successful, and his suicide at 37 came after years of mental illness, depression and poverty.

This amazing fine art print would make a fantastic addition to your vintage art / photo collection – or look great framed on a wall in your home or office! It is a reproduction 8×10 inch (art size) luster finish photo with white border, printed on quality archival luster finish photo stock.

Our fine art prints are professionally printed on acid-free paper using archival inks to guarantee they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. We use thick 10mil luster finish, archival photographic paper and pigmented inks. Prints of this quality are commonly used by museums and art galleries due to their longevity and beauty. Perfect wall art for your home / office or to include in a vintage photo collection.

Each photo we sell is professionally printed. You will receive a beautiful keepsake – a collector quality fine art print that will last a lifetime without fading or diminishing in appearance.

You are guaranteed to love our prints or your money back – no questions asked. If you are not happy with your print, simply return it within 30 days for a full refund.

The watermark you see on the digital example will NOT be on ordered prints.

Due to the difference in monitor settings, colors / tones may vary slightly from what you see on your screen.

Your print will be suitable for framing, matting and mounting! Fits standard 8×10 matted frames or 8.5×11 document / certificate frames.

Additional information

Weight4 oz
Dimensions8 × 10 in


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