Flower painting has a long history, but no other flower is so strongly associated with a particular artist as the sunflower is with Van Gogh, and are among his most famous paintings. He painted many versions, the majority of sunflowers in vases were created in Arles, France during 1888-1889. Van Gogh envisioned his sunflower works as a series and worked diligently on them in anticipation of the arrival in Arles of his friend Paul Gauguin.
These series of paintings were made possible by the innovations in manufactured pigments in the 19th Century. Without the vibrancy of the new colours, such as chrome yellow, Van Gogh may never have achieved the intensity of Sunflowers. These paintings captivate the mind and leave you astounded in their simplistic beauty.
the above text appears on the back of the card HC-707: card size 7" x 5" (178mm x 127mm)