Identifying Van Gogh Sunflowers

In March of 2012, plant biologists at The University of Georgia in Athens discovered the gene which caused the mutation in the sunflowers in some of Van Gogh’s paintings. When we think of sunflowers most of us think of yellow petals surrounding a big dark center, but in Van Gogh’s sunflower series, a number of the flowers look more like a chrysanthemum than a sunflower.  He was known for faithfully painting what he saw, so some of Van Gogh’s iconic sunflower paintings raised questions as to the variations he had captured. John Burke and his colleagues at the University of Georgia have traced the unusual floral arrangement in Van Gogh’s …..

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Happy Birthday Van Gogh

On this day in 1853, Vincent van Gogh was born and the world was forever changed. In honor of his birthday, here are a few lesser known Van Gogh favorites.

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Van Gogh Shoes

From 1886 to 1888 Van Gogh was living in Paris. It was during this time that he created many still life paintings including several paintings of shoes. Find out more about these works.

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