You’ll be glad to know that a portion of the Van Gogh Museum’s profits will also be dedicated to the preservation of Van Gogh’s works, so that his legacy lives on for a long time yet, and so that future generations get to appreciate his work. One of the most famous artists in Western art, Van Gogh is widely known for his beautiful works full of texture and emotion, especially those created in his final days.
In case you need a quick rundown on his life, Van Gogh was pretty much your stereotype of the tortured artist, struggling with mental illness, poverty, and an unhappy childhood.
The Skull apparel was inspired by Van Gogh’s earlier, darker paintings when he first began to study art formally.
A range of apparel — Classic Slip-ons, long sleeved tee, hoodie and cap capture the human skull. Brighter and more vivid tones are found in Van Gogh’s famed paintings, Sunflowers and Almond Blossom.
The Almond Blossom painting, a vibrant pop of blue sky, is now also on various pieces like the cap, backpack and shoes. Symbolising new life, this was apparently one of Van Gogh’s favourite subjects and also represents a search for serenity.