I’m reminded that Van Gogh spent a good amount of time obsessed with sunflowers, and I might very well be in danger of a similar obsession, given how many pictures I’ve taken of the local sunflower field. Let’s hope my mental state is better than Van Gogh’s during his final years. Although sunflowers can be inveterately cheerful objects, Van Gogh (and I, it seems) focused on the incredible, but incredibly odd, beauty of the sunflower in decay. However, the sunflower field shown here is bathed in cheerful sunshine; decay is at a minimum.
- Nascent sunflower (fikaafterfifty.wordpress.com)
- Rare Van Gogh Sunflowers image found (bbc.co.uk)
- Brightened sunflowers (fikaafterfifty.wordpress.com)
- 3DP Recreations of Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” by Rob and Nick Carter #3DThursday #3DPrinting (adafruit.com)
- Important new discoveries about Van Gogh’s ‘unknown’ sunflower paintings revealed (independent.co.uk)