Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette

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Title

Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette

Subject

This skeleton has a lit cigarette in its mouth. This is a juvenile joke by Van Gogh. The painting shows that he knows anatomy very well.

Description

Skeleton smoking a cigarette

Creator

Vincent van Gogh

Source

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Date

1885–86

Contributor

Swetha Mohandas

Rights

Public Domain

Language

N/A

Type

Oil on canvas

Coverage

19th century

Files

500px-Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Head_of_a_skeleton_with_a_burning_cigarette_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Citation

Vincent van Gogh, “Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 18, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/751.

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