Dutch iconic artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is considered the definitive artist of sunflowers, producing several still lifes of them starting in 1888. That same year Van Gogh’s colleague and friend Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) captured Vincent at his easel below, engaged in the creative process.
However, more than two centuries before, Flemish master Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) posed with the beloved flower above in one of his several self-portraits.
How would you compare these two interpretations? What do they reveal about each artist?