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The Van Gogh Sunflowers

The oil on canvas painting titled simply ‘Sunflowers’ (NG) is one of the most famous works of art depicting still life. Also called Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers, the original painting is currently housed in the collection of the National Gallery in London, England. The 92. 1 x 73cm oil painting was created by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) in Arles, in 1888, as one of a series of several sunflower paintings. The sunflowers in the painting are at various stages in the plant’s life cycle symbolic in its relevance to the cycle of human life, from wilting to fresh new bloom and stand in a simple vase on a table. The vase, table and background have also been painted…