Sunflowers: Symbols of happiness simply by Louise Ogden
The Sunflowers is one of the many popular paintings in the Nationwide Gallery. It is the painting that is most often reproduced on greeting cards, posters, mugs, tea-towels and stationery. It had been also the style that Truck Gogh was most pleased with.
Van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1888
It was decorated during a rare period of thrilled optimism, while Van Gogh awaited the arrival of his hero, the avant-garde painter Paul Gauguin. The lonely and passionate Vincent had relocated to Arles, in the South of France, in which he dreamed of setting up a community of artists with Gauguin as its mentor. The 'Sunflowers' was intended to impress Gauguin and was a touch of a friendly relationship. The bijou was to end in disaster. For what reason sunflowers?
Sunflowers had a special significance intended for Van Gogh. He made eleven paintings of these. Yellow, intended for him, was an symbol of joy вЂ“В in Dutch literature, the sunflower was a symbol of devotion and loyalty. Inside their various periods of corrosion, these flowers also advise us from the cycle of life and death.
Renoir, The Skiff (La Yole), 1875В
Once Van Gogh moved to Paris in 1886, he was subjected to the bold palettes of the Impressionists, such as Renoir, using their use of shiny and opposing colours. The influence with the ImpressionistsВ transformedВ Van Gogh'sВ own use of shade. В He started to experiment with glowing, unmixed shades. He was dismissive of the movement as a whole, yet , accusing that of being simply decorative. Van Gogh was more interested in a number of the Post-Impressionists who also, like himself, were more worried about with investing the objects in their works of art with value and significance. Gauguin: friend or enemy?
In February 1888 Vehicle Gogh relocated to Arles in the South of France, yet suffered awfully from isolation and isolation. His desire was to set up an artists' colony located in the yellowish house he had rented. That spring he invited Paul Gauguin to sign up him. This individual embarked on a prolific summertime of portrait, intending to...