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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KLIMT’S SUNFLOWERS GOLDEN RIVALS OF VAN GOGH? What a summer, what a summer! This is magic indeed. And how I ask you, did it come Just like that, out of the blue. Fyodor Tyutchev* I’m reposting a blog from August, 2015 while I’m away. One of Vienna’s most celebrated artists, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) […]
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 […]
PLEASE click on the photo to enlarge it. A TRIBUTE TO VINCENT SUNFLOWERS FOREVER ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH TOMORROW The above image is used solely for educational purposes. And understand your role in the world with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!