Sunflowers (blue/green background) by Vincent Van Gogh, Squared

Van Gogh returned to this now highly popular series of paintings repeatedly throughout the summer of 1888. The interactions of colour were Van Gogh’s obsession, and the Sunflowers theme proved to be an expressive and evocative motif that has now become almost synonymous with the painter himself.

  • Sunflowers with blue/green backgroundVan Gogh returned to this now highly popular series of paintings repeatedly throughout the summer of 1888. The interactions of colour were Van Gogh’s obsession, and the Sunflowers theme proved to be an expressive and evocative motif that has now become almost synonymous with the painter himself. This version, with the ‘blue/green’ background offers Van Gogh’s signature palette of blue and vivid yellow, displaying a thick layering of colour that makes for a truly beautiful painting.

    With the original displayed at the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, the joyful and stimulating play of colour of Sunflowers is recreated in this stunning print for our Art Squared collection. Any home or office space would be brightened by this modern tribute to such a wonderful work of art.

    Find out more about our Art Squared collection 

  • Dimensions

    Width: 420mm (16.5”). Height: 588mm (23.1”).

    Medium

    Giclée print with pigment inks.

    Substrate

    100% cotton, mould-made, 225gsm matt-finish archival paper. 

     

  • Please select the 'Framed' option above.

    Prints are framed professionally, to order, by a Guild Commended Framer using archival-quality materials and usually ship within 7 working days.

    We have chosen a simple wooden frame with a modern, black finish and the framed print is sealed at the back to prevent dust from entering. D-ring attachments and hanging cord are also fitted, so your print will arrive ready to hang.

    High-quality acrylic is used in place of glass for all shipped orders. It is visibly identical, but should not be cleaned or polished with abrasives.

    The price shown on this page includes shipping anywhere in the world, so no additional charge will be added at checkout. We package framed prints carefully to protect them from damage during shipping. Once shipped, we will send you a tracking number.

    The overall dimensions of the frame are: Width = 450mm, Height = 618mm, Depth = 24mm. The frame itself is 22mm wide all around.

  • For a limited time, shipping to all destinations is free.

    We take great care with packaging to help ensure that your print reaches you in excellent condition. Unframed prints are wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and shipped in thick-walled tubes with secured end caps.

    We ship worldwide. Depending on the destination, orders for multiple prints may arrive in multiple packages.

    UK orders are usually delivered within two working days. International orders are normally delivered within 5–10 working days.


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Leonardo da Vinci

The Art Squared Collection

The idea for Art Squared first came to me back when I was studying art history. Even though I loved classical paintings, I preferred a more modern aesthetic. And while decorating my home, I found that hanging copies of some of the old classics didn’t really work alongside contemporary décor. So I began to wonder if there was a way to capture some of what I loved about these works and render it in a modern form.

The result is Art Squared. The process is one of careful and deliberate abstraction to a grid of five by seven squares that seeks to capture the colours of the original work along with something of the composition. It is not a case of simply pixellating old paintings – which gives a crude result full of meaningless browns and greys – but rather a precise reframing and recolouring in order to create pleasing compositions that work on their own, irrespective of whether a viewer knows anything about the paintings on which they are based.

So, in making these prints, I didn’t feel burdened by the need to represent the original paintings too closely. I wanted to produce something new, albeit strongly inspired by art that’s old, familiar and loved.

Peter Dean, London, 2018

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