"It is a kind of painting that rather changes in character, and takes on a richness the longer you look at it. Besides, you know, Gauguin likes them extraordinarily. He said to me among other things - 'That...it's...the flower.' You know that the peony is Jeannin's, the hollyhock belongs to Quost, but the sunflower is somewhat my own."
Vincent Van Gogh
The sunflower is a magnificent flower, probably the happiest and brightest of them all. One can't help but to smile and cheer up in its presence. It's no wonder that this is my GF's favorite flower.
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