Parastone - Van Gogh, Sunflowers small ceramic vase
Van Gogh - Sunflowers Small Vase
Post-impressionist painter Van Gogh had an enormous influence on 20th-century art. However, he did not live to see his artistry recognised. During his lifetime only one of his works was ever sold. At the age of 37 the lonely artist, driven to despair by a destructive psychological affliction, committed suicide. After having drawn and painted like someone possessed for ten years he left behind a substantial oeuvre which provided an important stimulus to artistic movements such as Fauvism and Expressionism.
One of four paintings of sunflowers dating from August and September 1888. Van Gogh intended to decorate Gauguin's room with these paintings in the so-called Yellow House that he rented in Arles in the South of France. He and Gauguin worked there together between October and December 1888.