Sunflowers and van Gogh
Sunflowers, 1888, Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 91cm× 72cm, Tate Gallery London
The sunflowers which van Gogh painted about are not just plants, but living creatures with primitive urges and enthusiasm. "Sunflowers" was painted by van Gogh in the South of France. The splendor of the sunshine in the south made the painter ecstatic. He painted a series of still life in yellow to express his inner feelings. "Sunflowers" was the masterpiece at this time. The artist paints a brief glare of the yellow sunflower. Each flower is like a burning flame, with fine petals and sunflower leaves covered in the same flames. The whole painting is like a flame burning through the canvas, showing the painter fanatical life passion.
For van Gogh, the flower of sunflower is the best subject of his thought. Short summertime, the flowering of sunflowers is not long. Van Gogh also end like sunflower like his short life, call him a sunflower painter, it should be appropriate.