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Sunflowers  1889

by Vincent van Gogh

While he waited for Paul Gauguin to join him in the Provençal city of Arles in 1888, Vincent van Gogh painted five audaciously decorative still lifes of sunflowers in simple earthenware jugs. At least two of these canvases decorated Gauguin's bedroom when he reached the city late in October, and the French painter came to admire them greatly. Always defensive about the tra...
92.4 x 71.1 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art