“Sunflowers” is one of Van Gogh’s most famed paintings. Vincent Willem Van Gogh’s (1853-1890), a Dutch post-impressionist painter, created about 2,100 artworks of landscapes, still life objects, portraits, and self-portraits. Several of the still life paintings are of flowers, especially sunflowers. He also painted irises, orchards, and cypress trees.
Sunflowers, painted in 1889, is held in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. In the National Gallery in London is another sunflower painting called Still Life: Vase with Fourteen Sunflowers (1888). There is also Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers (1888) in the Neue Pinakothek gallery in Munich, Germany.
I have only seen three of Van Gogh’s paintings – the Fourteen Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London and two others – both at the Rodin Museum in Paris, France. One is the Portrait of Pere Tanguy (1887) and the other is The Harvesters (1888).
Photographer: Martina Nicolls