For Van Gogh sunflowers are the best material to convey his thoughts. The summer is transient, and the sunflowers' season is also short. Like the sunflowers, he ends his transient life. He is the sunflowers painter forever in our mind.He is a typical representation of extreme individualized artist. He attaches more importance to his feeling about things, but not the visual image he sees. He aggressively pursues the performance of line and colors with no broad. As a matter of fact, in this painting reproductions, not only the lines and colors, but also the perspective and proportion are out of shape in order to adapt his need for expressing himself at ease. His unfretted style enables him to regard these different types of people, flowers and still life as the painting objects. In fact, he focuses more on the painting’s connotation and verve.
In later posts, we will talk about Henri Matisse.