Vincent van Gogh painted Garden with Sunflower in 1887. The painting reflects van Gogh's practice of studying flowers to learn how to paint with intense color.
In the previous year, van Gogh used a high point of view on Montmartre to paint a panoramic vista of the cultivated fields with their quaint windmills on the surrounding rolling hills to the north or the cityscape to the south. In the summer of 1887, he made several studies of cottage gardens with giant golden sunflowers nodding atop their sturdy stalks and towering above the cottage fences.
Keep reading to observe how Vincent van Gogh displays a full range of color in Flowers in a Blue Vase.