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7 February 2009

See Van Gogh's Sunflowers

In August and September 1888, Vincent Van Gogh painted four paintings of sunflowers when he was living in the Yellow House which he rented in Arles, in the South of France.

One of those paintings is held by the National Gallery, in Trafalgar Square, and when another painting in the series came up for sale in 1987 it was sold to a Japanese businessman for $39 million.

The National Gallery is open daily from 10am to 6pm and on Wednesdays from 10am to 9pm. Annoyingly, however, from 27th February late opening is changing from Wednesdays to Fridays, to fall in line with seemingly every other gallery in town. Apparently it is wrong in London Galleries to allow weekday late opening!

For more information visit the National Gallery Website at http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk.

1 comment:

  1. Not forgetting that also hanging in the National Gallery is the Turner 'Fighting Temeraire', which in 2005 was voted the Nation's Favourite painting.

    The National Gallery is truly worth a visit.