'-"Sunflowers". Painted in 1889 to honor a visit from his friend the great artist Gauguin. He created this strong and vibrant image of sunflowers at the end of summer. The beauty and simplicity of nature overcomes all things.
-22kt gold over genuine brass
-Hand-painted French enamel
-Meticulously handcrafted in the USA
-Small is 2½-inch in diameter
-Medium is 2 5/8-inch in diameter
- Large is 2 7/8-inch in diameter
-Package includes: Bracelet - Image of complete painting with provenance - Artist self portrait with bio - Certificate of Authenticity from Van Gogh Museum.
Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)
Van Gogh’s paintings of Sunflowers are among his most famous. He did them in Arles, in the south of France, in 1888 and 1889. Vincent painted a total of five large canvases with sunflowers in a vase, with three shades of yellow ‘and nothing else’. In this way, he demonstrated that it was possible to create an image with numerous variations of a single colour, without any loss of eloquence. The sunflower paintings had a special significance for Van Gogh: they communicated ‘gratitude’, he wrote. He hung the first two in the room of his friend, the painter Paul Gauguin, who came to live with him for a while in the Yellow House. Gauguin was impressed by the sunflowers, which he thought were ‘completely Vincent’. Van Gogh had already painted a new version during his friend’s stay and Gauguin later asked for one as a gift, which Vincent was reluctant to give him. He later produced two loose copies, however, one of which is now in the Van Gogh Museum.