He would create artwork out of imaginary or out of love of a certain scenario. In outdoor paintings, he captured nighttime light and shadow nuances uniquely and was highly renowned for his sunflower and irises paintings. Van was tormented buy mental illnesses and therefore most of artwork was done in while he was institutionalized. He was not lucky to sell his paintings and drawings but he managed to sell only one painting. Though he did not gain economic benefits out of his masterpieces, he is rated as one of the most influential artists of the nineteenth century. One such work is the drawing below namely the bedroom:
He developed the masterpiece in 1888 while he was living in his house situated in Arles. His bedroom in Arles had a powerful combination of colors that he was proud of. According to the description found in a letter to his brother, the walls are pale violet, floor is made of red tiles, the color of the bed and chairs is yellow of fresh butter, the sheets and pillows are light greenish citron, the window’s color is green, the toilet table is orange, the basin is red in color while the doors are lilac. The coverlet is scarlet. The description of colors of the various entities in the room is a good indication of how the artist paid special attention to combination and use of colors in his masterpieces.
The details of the artwork are well displayed starting from the wall hangings, arrangement of the room, texture of the furniture and color combination. Through use of color combination, he is able to highlight the various entities of an object in making his communication to the audience. He uses colors that match the natural look of the item involved therefore making it looks real for the audience. This has resulted to high quality artwork that is highly appreciated by the audience. The artist uses shapes and lines to bring out a more real artistic work. For instance in drawing the chair, he uses