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Sunflowers of the artist

  31/07/2020

  Cheboksary

  Russia

I ask myself: Why did the artist Vincent van Gogh often paint still lifes of sunflowers in his paintings? Almost everyone knows his biography. About his difficult fate. Why are these yellow flowers? What does sunflowers mean to me? For me, these flowers mean joy, light, sun, childhood, but also sadness. Melancholy. The sadness of my childhood…

About his childhood, van Gogh recalled: «My childhood was dark, cold and empty…». Maybe that’s why he loved them so much and painted 11 paintings depicting sunflowers.

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Urmakova Natali

I'm a mom of three beautiful kids. I work at the university. I love nature, music, poetry, photography. Mostly I take pictures of children, and recently became interested in macro photography. It's like a separate world. It is interesting and fascinating.

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