Van Gogh loved nature and flowers offered … Originally, the roses were pink—the color has faded—and would have created a contrast of complementary colors with the green. Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch born impressionist and post-impressionist artist. Among these were still lifes depicting flowers. See more ideas about gogh, van gogh paintings, van gogh. Dec 4, 2018 - Explore DrRich77's board "Van Gogh Flower Paintings" on Pinterest. Self Portrait by Vincent van Gogh, 1889. In his life time Van Gogh painted a lot of paintings. Such combinations of complements fascinated Van Gogh. Vincent Van Gogh produced many different flower paintings and those included here are just a guide. The undulating ribbons of paint, applied in diagonal strokes, animate the canvas and play off the furled forms of flowers and leaves.