Wednesday, March 7, 2012

History of van Goh’s Sunflowers

In the late 1880s, Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh created his most famous works in a brief period while living in Arles, in southern France.

He famous for his color, which makes his painting look almost alive. These include vases of sunflowers. Sunflowers were van Gogh’s favorite flower, and Provence was covered with fields of them.

He decided to greet Gauguin, his guest with a room filled with sunflowers painting, therefore he arranged fresh cut sunflowers in a simple vase and painted six luminous pictures.

He began his series of sunflower paintings to enliven the studio of his Yellow House, but from the beginning they always meant more to him than simple decoration.

Then he chose two to hang in the bedroom. Van Gogh hopes that his sunflowers series would prompt discussion with his guests about art and illuminates for them the aesthetic experience of panting.

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers was auctioned in April 1987 to a Japanese industrialist for $39,900,000.
History of van Gogh’s Sunflowers 

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