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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 15 A PICTURE’S WORTH 1000 200 WORDS

Sunflowers

VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1888

 

Think about it. There is somebody you know who either owns a refrigerator magnet featuring Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers or has a print of the painting hanging somewhere in his or her house. Am I right?

 

The story behind these famous flowers begins November of 1887 in Paris, France. Van Gogh wasn’t even a decade into his career as a painter, but he had already crossed paths with many of the most famous painters of the time, not the least of which was Paul Gauguin. Van Gogh and Gauguin began a professional and personal relationship that was, let’s just say, mercurial ...

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