Description and Details
The Van Gogh Collection is inspired by the masterpieces of Vincent van Gogh. "Sunflowers," painted in 1889 to honor a visit from his friend, the great artist Paul Gauguin. He created this strong and vibrant image of sunflowers at the end of summer.
Each of these beautiful pieces is hand crafted in the USA and bears the official seal of approval of The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Each piece is packaged with a packet containing a certificate of authenticity, a van Gogh biography, a self portrait, and the painting that the piece was based upon, bearing the provenance of the painting on the reverse side.
- 1 1/2 inch wide
- Diameter: Small is 2 1/2 inch, Medium is 2 5/8, Large is 2 7/8
- 22k Gold-plated
- Hand-painted French enamel
- Package includes: Image of complete painting with provenance. Artist self portrait with biography. Certificate of Authenticity from Van Gogh Museum.
- Each piece bears official seal of approval of The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
- Made in the USA
- Designed to be comfortable and easy to wear
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.