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Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh & Van Dyck–For the Love of Sunflowers

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 […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh & Sunflowers Forever, I

Published from an earlier date.     VAN GOGH AND SUNFLOWERS FOREVER, PART I  No other artist is so closely identified with a flower, except perhaps Georgia O’Keeffe and the poppy. Other artists have contributed to the sunflower legacy in art.  For instance, Claude Monet’s Bouquet of Sunflowers, done about 1881, predates Vincent’s series by […]

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