Undeniably, Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous artists of all time. Almost 130 years after his death, Van Gogh and his artworks still inspire designers, artists, and fans all around the world. So it was only a matter of time before Medicom Toy joined forces with the Van Gogh Museum to produce some of the most amazing Bearbrick figures out there. Yes, we are talking about spectacular Van Gogh Bearbrick figures.
Medicom Toy x Van Gogh Museum
This truly impressive collaboration with Medicom Toy allowed the Van Gogh Museum to introduce the work of Vincent van Gogh to a devoted group of collectors with a passion for aesthetics and quality in a completely new way. The world of art and collectibles got some seriously cool and sought-after figures. Van Gogh Berbrick figures were an instant hit by reaching a wide and varied audience. But before we continue to those bad boys, let’s take a small history lesson and discover some lesser-known facts about this iconic post-impressionist painter.
Van Gogh was a ground-breaking painter who left a deep mark in the history of art. His unique art is distinguished by bold colors and expressive and dramatic brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. It’s weird how destiny has its own turns. Van Gogh failed at multiple jobs before becoming an artist, and even so, he only sold one painting during his lifetime and was constantly in poverty. In fact, van Gogh considered himself and many of his paintings to be failures. When we think about it, Van Gogh’s art career was relatively brief.
The End Of A Tragical Life
Van Gogh suffered mental health issues for many years. He produced some of his most famous paintings while in a mental asylum. Unlucky in love, he was attracted to women in trouble, thinking he could help them. Following a confrontation with his colleague Paul Gauguin, Van Gogh slashed his ear. At that point, he was in a very disturbed state that he severely mutilated himself. Unfortunately, on 27 July 1890, in a field near Auvers, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a revolver. He died two days later, with his brother Theo at his bedside, making his last words ‘the sadness will last forever.’
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.Van Gogh
An inspiration for centuries, Van Gogh’s art and legacy live on forever. But now, let’s focus on those bad boys in the form of teddy bears. Here we will try to examine all Van Gogh Bearbrick figures in all their glory.
Van Gogh x Bearbrick Figures
1) Bearbrick x Van Gogh Museum Self Portrait 1000% — This remarkable Van Gogh Bearbrick figure is inspired by the painting “Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat”. Van Gogh painted this self-portrait in the winter of 1887–88 when he had been in Paris. He placed the short stripes of paint in different directions. Where they follow the outline of his head, they form a kind of halo and where colors intensify one another. This Bearbrick figure comes in several sizes.
2) Bearbrick x Van Gogh Museum Sunflowers 1000% — This astonishing Bearbrick figure bears all over his body one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings – Sunflowers. He painted a total of five large canvases with sunflowers in a vase, with three shades of yellow ‘and nothing else’. In this way, he demonstrated that it was possible to create an image with numerous variations of a single color, without any loss of eloquence. The Sunflower Bearbrick figure can be found in several sizes.
3) Bearbrick x Van Gogh The Starry Night 1000% — Inspired by the view from his window at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy, in southern France, where he spent twelve months in 1889–90 seeking reprieve from his mental illnesses, The Starry Night is one of Van Gogh’s most celebrated works. This Bearbrick figure has been produced in several dimensions as well.
4) Bearbrick x Van Gogh Museum Courtesan (after Eisen) 1000% — Van Gogh based this painting on a woodcut by the Japanese artist Kesai Eisen. We can tell the woman is a courtesan by her hairstyle and the belt (obi) that she is wearing, which is tied at the front of her kimono rather than at the back. This scene has a hidden meaning: grue (crane) and grenouille (frog) were French slang words for ‘prostitute’. This Bearbrick figure comes in a few sizes.
5) Bearbrick x Van Gogh Country Road in Provence by Night 100% & 400% — As the title suggests, Van Gogh depicts a path through the fields of Provence. This remarkable painting is the perfect example of Van Gogh’s style – The brushstrokes are long and the various colors come together, creating numerous nuances, where he saw the sky and the stars as a kind of hope, a better universe than the earthly one.
Despite only working for 10 years, from the age of 27 up until his early demise at 37, Van Gogh was incredibly prolific. He produced more than 900 paintings. So, here’s looking at more Van Gogh Bearbrick figures in the future.