Symphony in Blue and Yellow

Posted by | March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Vincent Van Gogh, Sunflowers, Painted August, 1888

Symphony in Blue and Yellow

I am hard at it, painting with the enthusiasm of a Marsellais eating bouillabaisse, which won’t surprise you when you know that what I’m at is in the painting of some great sunflowers… If I carry out this idea there will be a dozen panels. So the whole thing will be a symphony in blue and yellow. I am working at it every morning from sunrise, for the flowers fade so soon, and the think is to do the whole at a flash. (Letter 526)

~ Vincent Van Gogh, Alfred H. Barr, 1967, p.30.

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