ObeliskVincent Van Gogh


Sunflowers, 1888, Vincent Van Gogh
Sunflowers, zoomed in
92.1 cm73 cm

Sunflowers is a Post-Impressionist Oil on Canvas Painting created by Vincent Van Gogh in 1888. It lives at the Van Gogh Museum in Netherlands. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Flowers and Still Lifes. SourceDownload

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Van Gogh’s sunflowers were painted in a time of optimism. Recently moved to the South of France, Van Gogh hoped to collaborate with other artists and form a community of arts, and his mentor was to be Paul Gauguin. Though the goal of community failed, Gauguin loved the monochrome expression of the sunflowers, calling them ‘a perfect example of a style that is completely Vincent.’

Reed Enger, "Sunflowers," in Obelisk Art History, Published November 02, 2015; last modified May 08, 2021, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/vincent-van-gogh/sunflowers/.

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