“Side by Side” Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, National Gallery, London

“Side by Side” Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, National Gallery, London, until 27th April

The lyric “side by side” is a literal description of what you will encounter when you visit this “must see” exhibition of these two Sunflower paintings. They have an emotional resonance which you need to experience first hand.

NG 3863 Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) Sunflowers, 1888 Oil on canvas 92.1 x 73 cm Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1924  © National Gallery, London

NG 3863
Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890)
Sunflowers, 1888
Oil on canvas
92.1 x 73 cm
Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1924
© National Gallery, London

Much has and will be written about them and I will not add anything here; the storyboards in the gallery tell you all you need to know and I will not spoil it.

L1162 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)  Sunflowers, 1889-01 Arles Oil on canvas 95 x 73 cm Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) s31V/1962  F458  © Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

L1162
Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890)
Sunflowers, 1889-01 Arles
Oil on canvas
95 x 73 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
s31V/1962
F458
© Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

A final thought! What if they were for sale and you could afford one of them?  Which would you choose?  Over to you!

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk

5 comments on ““Side by Side” Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, National Gallery, London

  1. Tony says:

    ..are they abs. sure the 1888 is not a fake!? … the 1889 is more balanced, more Masterful…

  2. The two galleries are in no doubt about it. The image came from the National Gallery.

    Appreciate your interest.

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