Twelve Sunflowers in a Vase

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:40534

"Van Gogh's 'Twelve Sunflowers in a Vase' is an iconic masterpiece created in 1888 during his time in Arles, France. This vibrant oil painting measures 92 cm in height and 73 cm in width. It is a truly special artwork due to its vivid colors, expressive brushstrokes, and Van Gogh's ability to capture the beauty and essence of sunflowers. The painting represents his unique artistic style, characterized by his emotional intensity and use of bold, contrasting hues. 'Twelve Sunflowers in a Vase' showcases Van Gogh's profound connection with nature and his ability to evoke powerful emotions through his art."

50 cm

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“Twelve Sunflowers in a Vase” is a famous painting created by the Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. It was painted in the late 19th century, specifically in 1888, during van Gogh’s stay in the city of Arles in southern France. This painting is part of a series of sunflower still-life compositions that van Gogh created, and it is considered one of his most iconic works.

In terms of art style, “Twelve Sunflowers in a Vase” falls under the broader category of post-impressionism. This art movement emerged in the late 19th century as a reaction against the naturalistic and realistic approaches of the earlier impressionist movement. Post-impressionists sought to express their subjective and emotional responses to the world through bold colors, expressive brushstrokes, and unconventional compositions. Van Gogh, known for his distinctive style, was a prominent figure in this movement.

What makes “Twelve Sunflowers in a Vase” a very special painting is its emotional power, vibrant colors, and the personal significance it holds for van Gogh. Van Gogh painted this series of sunflowers as a way to decorate his friend Paul Gauguin’s bedroom in the Yellow House in Arles. Van Gogh believed that yellow was a symbol of happiness and friendship, and he hoped that by surrounding himself and his friend with these vibrant flowers, it would create a positive and welcoming environment.

The painting is composed of twelve sunflowers arranged in a vase, with bright yellow petals contrasting against a blue background. Van Gogh’s brushstrokes are thick and expressive, giving the painting a sense of energy and movement. He used complementary colors, such as yellow and blue, to create a visual impact and enhance the vibrancy of the composition.

“Twelve Sunflowers in a Vase” is special not only for its aesthetic qualities but also because it represents van Gogh’s unique artistic vision and his desire to capture the essence and beauty of nature. It reflects his fascination with color and his exploration of the emotional power that art can convey. The painting has become an emblematic representation of van Gogh’s style and his ability to infuse his works with deep emotion.

Today, “Twelve Sunflowers in a Vase” is housed in various museums around the world, including the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the National Gallery in London, and the Neue Pinakothek in Munich. Its significance and popularity have made it one of the most recognizable and cherished works of art in history.

Original size:
73 x 92 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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