About the original work
The Sunflowers are among Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. He made them in Arles, in the south of France, in 1888 and 1889. In all, he painted five large canvases of sunflowers in a vase, with three shades of yellow ‘and nothing else’. In this way he showed that it was possible to make a representation with many variants of one color without losing expressiveness.
For Van Gogh, his paintings of sunflowers had a special meaning. They expressed “gratitude,” he wrote. He hung the first two in the room of his friend Paul Gauguin, the painter who came to live with him for a while in the Yellow House. Gauguin was impressed by the sunflowers, which he said were ‘completely Vincent’. Van Gogh had already painted a new version during his friend’s stay and Gauguin later asked for one as a gift. Van Gogh did not feel much for that. He did make two free repetitions, one of which hangs in the Van Gogh Museum.
About the artist
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. Born in 1853 in the Netherlands, Van Gogh began his career as an art dealer before deciding to paint at the age of 27. Despite struggling with mental illness and poverty throughout his life, Van Gogh created some of the most celebrated works of art in the world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. world. history, including ‘Starry Night’, ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘The Potato Eaters’. His use of bold colors and expressive brushstrokes influenced countless artists and movements that followed, making him a pioneer in the development of modern art. Van Gogh died in 1890 at the age of 37, but his legacy continues to inspire and captivate art lovers around the world.
This painting by Vincent van Gogh is reproduced as a Giclée using an advanced 12-color printer that sprays the pigment inks onto the canvas or paper, layer by layer. Due to this large color spectrum and the high resolution, the original is approached very closely.
The pigment inks used are UV-resistant, so that no discoloration can occur. The colors always remain beautiful and that is why we give an unlimited guarantee! You can order Giclees framed and unframed.
Copyright & Licensing
Original: oil on canvas, 95 x 73 cm
© Van Gogh Museum, license Artimedes B.V.