Van Gogh’s Destroyed Sunflower Painting


A print of the destroyed sunflower painting by Vincent van Gogh has recently been discovered. The Six Sunflowers work was painted in 1888 and destroyed by the American war machine in Japan in 1945. Let’s hope all the art has already been looted and smuggled out of Syria as that psychopathic war machine has an itchy trigger finger again.

I was just watching the psychopaths putting forward their argument to kill more innocents. How we haven’t started a revolution yet just blows my mind. Are we this docile and submissive?!

Anyway, back to the point, sunflowers! ;-) I should start a new blog about the system and how mad it makes me!

So, the arts writer Martin Bailey was doing research for a book he has written called The Sunflowers are Mine: The Story of Van Gogh’s Masterpiece, when he discovered the print in a Japanese museum.

van gogh sunflowers painting

Vincent really loved his complementary colors. The newly discovered print shows how the artist wanted the Sunflowers framed in contrasting orange. It’s said that the Japanese owner had to leave the painting behind as the frame was too big and heavy, so it must have been framed in a big ugly gilt frame. If only he had framed it as Vincent had wanted ;-)

There’s more on the story at the Independent and the Guardian.

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Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

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