Vincent Van Gogh painted seven versions of the “Sunflowers” in a vase. Five are in international museums , one belongs to an unknown millionaire and the seventh was destroyed in a bombing raid in Japan during WWII. Art historian M. Bailey stumbled upon a photo of the last painting while researching a book.
With the rediscovery of the photograph of the seventh picture, the full story of the Sunflowers series at last falls into place. According to historians Van Gogh ‘s model did not show up and in a frenzy he picked the sunflowers and put them in a found vase. He suffered from malnutrition, poverty and mental illness.
Assignment: Draw and paint the still life provided over three days. Using acrylic paint mix to find the colors you need to reproduce the still life as you see it.