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Without question one of the most recognizable series of paintings in the Western tradition, Van Gogh's sunflowers captivated the minds of the twentieth century following the artist's death in relative obscurity.
The artist painted the series of sunflower reproductions in 1888 in anticipation of a visit from his friend and fellow painter Paul Gaugin. The visit from the artist to the Yellow House in Arles would end with his self-mutilation and hospitalization. Later, Van Gogh imagined two of the sunflower paintings sitting either side of his Berceuse painting forming a triptych. The most famous of the series would eventually become the Vase with Twelve Sunflowers II, which the artist would describe in a letter as 'a cry of anguish while symbolizing gratitude in the rustic sunflower'.
Now known throughout the world, the artist originally intended the pieces to be merely decorative. These decorations would not sit as faithful reproductions amid the Provence household, but as harsh, broken daggers of color, juxtaposed against contrasting splashes of light. In the tradition of Japanese woodblock prints that so captivated the artist and the Impressionists of his day, Van Gogh was also thinking of the Western canon as he declared his intention to start work on the series that would be a reproduction of the 'effects of stained-glass windows of a Gothic church.'
Van Gogh's plans for a dozen of the sunflower paintings he described as 'a symphony in blue and yellow' did not quite materialize. The summer of 1888 came to an end and by the time the flowers were out of bloom the artist had only completed four pieces, and Vase with Twelve Sunflowers II is clearly painted as the petals began to wilt. After his catastrophic breakdown, Van Gogh would paint three reproductions of the original four works, further reflecting the tumultuous condition of his fragile mental health.
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