Sunflowers – August, 1888 in Arles



Sunflowers: one of the initial/original 4 Sunflower paintings (August, 1888 in Arles) #tb #masterpiece
Oil on Canvas
73.5cm x 60cm
Currently a Private Collection
“I am hard at it, painting with the enthusiasm of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse, which won’t surprise you when you know that what I’m at is the painting of some big sunflowers. I have three canvases going – 1st, three huge flowers in a green vase, with a light background, a size 15 canvas; 2nd, three flowers, one gone to seed, having lost its petals, and one a bud against a royal-blue background (destroyed during WWII in Japan), size 25 canvas; 3rd, twelve flowers and buds in a yellow vase (size 30 canvas). The last one is therefore light on light, and I hope it will be the best. Probably I shall not stop at that. Now that I hope to live with Gauguin in a studio of our own, I want to make decorations for the studio. Nothing but big flowers. Next door to your shop, in the restaurant, you know there is a lovely decoration of flowers; I always remember the big sunflowers in the window there.” (From #vvg to #tvg, 21st August, 1888)
#vvg #tvg #vincent #vangogh#vincentvangogh #sunflower #stilllife #art#artist #paint #painter #painting #blue#yellow #flower #arthistory #aotd #live#life #with #dream #and #passion #love #🌻

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