Sunflowers By Van Gogh
There is a sunflowers series of paintings which helped to put the career of one artist on the map, or at least several years after his career and life had passed by when his post-impressionist style s...
This article will discuss these Sunflowers paintings as well as it's creator, Dutchman Vincent Van Gogh who if course has become exceptionally famous today. This article will also mention one other notable work of his which was entitled The Starry Starry Night and that also deserves some attention.
Few painters have left as significant an impression on the art world as Van Gogh and it is still shocking to learn that he received so little praise during his own lifetime.
Sunflowers included many different still life works which have been categorized together under his one label. There are several in the series which have become better known than others as a result of their superior artistic qualities as well as perhaps a position in a more prominent art gallery or museum which has helped it to grow in popularity faster over the last century.
Vincent van Gogh has initially been a quite different artist to how he eventually turned out and it was only his move to France in the latter part of his career which really inspired the artist to move towards a style for which he is best known today. The bright and bold colours did not come until later in France where the natural beauty of the countryside showed him a new direction and it is the paintings crested during that period which remain most popular today with art critics and fans.
Starry Night differs from some of his other best paintings in that it features a combination of natural and manmade items where much of his popular work was purely of the former with in French landscapes. Starry Night has a bold sky scene which serves unusually as the main focus of attention as it sits on top of a darker cityscape. It is the decorative night sky which makes Starry Night so memorable and impressive on the eye.
Definitely check out these two paintings when you next get the chance as the are fundamental to the career of Van Gogh who himself is an artistic inspiration to us all.
Those who appreciate Starry Night and the Sunflowers series already will be pleased to know that the artist's career was also filled with a host of other impressive paintings which are also well worth checking out when you next get the time to do so.
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The Van Gogh Sunflowers series is listed here at VanGoghSunflowers.org.
Starry Starry Night is examined in even further detail at StarryNightVanGogh.com.