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Vincent worked for IKEA....... by VenusOak
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Many people find it incredible that so many famous artists worked for IKEA. Vincent lasted only a day and a half. He didn’t have the right temperament for the job. In fact it was only due to his brother Theo, who worked IKEA’s logistics department, and who pulled a few strings, that Vincent was hired in the first place. Nevertheless, despite the short duration of his employment, IKEA was to have a profound effect on Vincent’s art. Gone were the dark colours of paintings such as "The Potato Eaters", to be replaced with a much more vibrant palette. He especially made use of the IKEA blue and yellow. Vincent also began to use furniture, home accessories and room settings as main subjects of many paintings.

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  • zoe trap
    zoe trapover 4 years ago

    lovin the moon lamp…I want one, does Ikea still stock them?

  • No sadly these became discontinued around 1912, along with Vincent’s famous ear-shaped coffee table.

    – VenusOak

  • LemarquiZ
    LemarquiZover 4 years ago

    Il semblerait que Vincent n’ait jamais eu l’oreille de la direction.

  • LMAO……..thank you……

    – VenusOak

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 4 years ago

    these artist “tributes” are superb beyond words! these would make for a wonderful display together!

  • Thank you so much helene

    – VenusOak

  • HKBlack
    HKBlackover 4 years ago

    Another wonderfully humorous one.

  • thanks

    – VenusOak

  • RodriguezArts
    RodriguezArtsover 4 years ago

    I love this series! All your work is fantastic!

  • thanks so much….I am flattered

    – VenusOak

  • annamora
    annamoraabout 4 years ago

    I love Ikea and Vincent too … oh ! what have you done ! …lol

  • Thanks so very much…..I used to work for IKEA, my inspiration comes from too much pondering

    – VenusOak

  • Peter Simpson
    Peter Simpsonover 3 years ago

    like you Ikea ideas, but your use of Van Gogh makes me want to cut my ear off. LOL. my favorite artist… i’m so conflicted. Ha ha.
    love it

  • thanks Peter…..I’m so flattered that you like my work, cos I’m a huge fan of yours. but please dont cut your ear off…..lol…..

    – VenusOak

  • Ulrikeart
    Ulrikeartover 2 years ago

    How do you think of these things? Fabulous work !!!

  • dear Ulrike sorry I didn’t reply sooner…….thanks for your comment and support……
    and to answer your question – it’s 5 parts talent, 95 parts lunacy.
    :-)

    – VenusOak

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkerover 2 years ago

    Too cool! You’re so talented!

  • thanks so very much Angela…..you are too kind

    – VenusOak

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

    Lol-This Is Great;both artistically & humor-wise. Funny story as well!

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