Van Gogh's sunflowers
100 swallows does a fantastic blog which I read regularly, enjoying the stories of Artists and Sculptors he tells and occasionally being inspired by a comment or work he has posted. I recommend you visit him too.
Now I am not on the whole an argumentative type, but I sometimes disagree and can’t resist the urge to say so.
Sunflowers, (origin from other side of pond.)
In the Cognac region of Northern France in September you will see them I think!
To my mind sunflowers are sometimes impressive, sometimes colourful, sometimes eye catching and fun for children to grow. Hamsters like their seeds. But in the pecking order of flowers they rank near the top only in the size category. In other categories for example; colour, insipid yellow; shape or form, common and dull, and so on.
So why does a rather mediocre artist get so much praise for such a dull subject, it really beats me. (The most wonky jugs too.)
Nice story though see here: http://100swallows.wordpress.com/2008/08/27/van-goghs-sunflowers/