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Vincent Van Gogh | Fine Art

Vincent Van Gogh | Fine Art

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Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette

This skeleton with a lit cigarette in its mouth is a juvenile joke. Van Gogh painted it in early 1886 while studying at the art academy in Antwerp. The painting shows that he had a good command of anatomy.

Drawing skeletons was a standard exercise at the academy, but painting them was not part of the curriculum. He must have made this painting at some other time, between or after his lessons.

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We have partnered with Art Authority to bring you the highest quality made-to-order fine art reproductions. Working with the most respected museums in the world, image optimization experts coordinate with curators and museum staff in order to ensure that our reproductions are of the highest quality and fidelity. The artwork has been scanned at the highest resolution possible by the museum and the digital file is then sent to us. Printed on only the finest paper, 100% acid-free cotton fine art paper, and the highest quality pigmented, non-toxic, environmentally friendly ink with a color permanence rating of at least 200 years.

– Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Creator: Vincent van Gogh
Date: January–February 1886
Original Medium: Oil on canvas
Location: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Approximate Measurements for Each:

Paper Size: 8.00" W x 10.00" H, Image Size: 6.79" W x 9.00" H

Paper Size: 11.00" W x 14.00" H, Image Size: 9.81" W x 13.00" H

Paper Size: 16.00" W x 20.00" H, Image Size: 13.58" W x 18.00" H

Paper Size: 22.00" W x 28.00" H, Image Size: 19.61" W x 26.00" H

Paper Size: 32.00" W x 40.00" H, Image Size: 28.66" W x 38.00" H

Paper Size: 40.00" W x 60.00" H, Image Size: 38.00" W x 50.38" H