18. Two Crabs by Vincent van Gogh, 1889
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Van Gogh's art was rooted in nature, which he returned to during the last years of his career as an artist.Two Crabs is thought to have been painted soon after van Gogh's release from the hospital in Arles in January 1889. The painting was inspired by Japanese woodblock prints, which became very fashionable at the end of the 19th century.