“Sunflowers,” part of a series representing all the life stages of a sunflower’s bloom, are synonymous with Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890). Van Gogh, who said, “The sunflower is mine, in a way,” implemented a unique yellow spectrum using newly invented pigments. Each Van Gogh flower painting, while sharing similarities, is a distinctive artwork.
The brilliant artwork of post-Impressionist Dutch Master Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890) powerfully impacted countless artistic movements. Producing all of his works within a decade, Van Gogh’s output in just one year totaled 150 paintings and drawings. Van Gogh painted outdoors with a special talent for capturing the subtleties of nighttime light and shadow. He suffered from lifelong bouts with mental illness yet created many of his masterpieces while institutionalized. Selling only one painting during his lifetime, Van Gogh has endured as one of the last century’s most influential artists.