Books in Art: Oleanders by Vincent van Gogh

Oleanders by Vincent van Gogh, 1888

Oleanders (Vase with Oleanders and Books) by Vincent van Gogh, 1888

The book on top is La Joie de vivre by Émile Zola. A framed copy of this painting hangs in my kitchen. The original, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Loeb, is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.