Sunday, September 15, 2013

Six sunflowers

One of the drawbacks of conventional art like paintings is that it can get destroyed - sometimes without even a decent photograph remaining. Such was the fate of van Gogh's Six sunflowers, painted in 1888 and destroyed in Japan in 1945 in a fire after a bombing raid on Osaka. As a recent BBC article revealed, a good photograph of this masterpiece has now been found in the museum's archives. Particularly striking is the combination with the orange frame, selected by the artist himself. More about van Gogh in the Wikipedia article linked to below.