The first art work is the “Vincent Van Gogh’s Irises.” This is a painting that was done by one Vincent who did it at a time when he lived at the asylum in Saint Poul – de- Mausole , which is in France. The lack of tension and the relaxed brushstrokes in Vincent’s paintings during the time exemplified the paintings of Van Gogh, which resulted to his mental attack within the asylum. Van Gogh called the painting “the lightning conductor of my illness” due to the fact that he did consider it a therapy of his depression and insernity feelings (Manesh).
The Irises work was done in the painter firs week in assylun. It was hihly probably that the work was influenced by the Japanese wood block prints which got to be produced within the 17th century. The Japanese works influenced most artists as at that period. It helped in reinforcing printing expressive power
The next art work in comparison with this is the Irii Matamoe or rather the royal end,which is an unearthing painting that is of a decapitated human head displayed lavishly on some canvas cushion by one Poul Gauguin, a post impressionist painter. The painter had witnessed an execution in public by Guillotine in Polynesia years earlier. His experiences during his own travels resulted to his strong opposition to European colonization as well as the imperialistic viewpoint. The theme of death is what he seemed to be obsessed with and did feature in most of his paintings.
The Irii Matomoe unlike the Irises was done in the 1890s. Events that had taken place influenced the dark subject matter of the art work. The painter did hard the Tahitian language words “Arii” and “Matomoe” on the upper left of the canvas. The Arii means noble while Matomoe means sleeping eyes. This phrase does imply death. Symbolist artist like Gauguin did have a predilection of images of decapitated heads as well as