The sunflower paintings are indisputably the best known works of Vincent van Gogh. The exude an astonishing power, due both to the unusual motif and to the sparkling colours.
Largely created in Arles, in the south of France, the still life sunflower paintings had many meanings for Van Gogh: they represented chromatic experimentation and also the decor for the famous Yellow House in which he lived. They have also entered history as a symbol of the friendship which linked him to Paul Gauguin.