This enjoyable book brings together Van Gogh's famed Sunflower paintings, all brilliantly reproduced. Informative text explains the different meanings that sunflowers held for Vincent van Gogh.
Many great artists live in popular memory because of paintings that encapsulates their artistic qualities; with Van Gogh, this has to be his legendary series of sunflower paintings.
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers examines what this subject meant to Van Gogh: did sunflowers carry a powerful symbolic charge, or were they merely the pretext for experiments with colour?
Author Louis van Tilborgh also sheds light on Van Gogh's search for a deeply humane, consoling form of art, and on the part that sunflowers played in that quest.
About the Author:
Louis van Tilborgh is Curator of Van Gogh Research in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.