Van Gogh painted Sunflowers in Arles before the painter Paul Gauguin came to live with him. He produced several still lifes of sunflowers to decorate Gauguin’s room: ‘flower-pieces with nothing but Sunflowers in a yellow earthenware pot. Painted with the three chrome yellows, yellow ochre and Veronese green and nothing else.’
Did you know Frida Kahlo came from a line of photographers? Both her father and grandfather made a living as photographers. The artist documented her own life in photos with a personal stash of 6,000 pics.