Sunflowers in 19th Century Art & Prose

Arguably best known for his sunflowers, there was one Vincent van Gogh thought better.

That painter was Claude Monet.

In a letter to his brother, van Gogh wrote: “[Paul] Gauguin was telling me the other day that he had seen a picture by Claude Monet of sunflowers in a large Japanese vase, very fine, but – he likes mine better. I don’t agree.”

Will you? For many Victorian artist captured the blooms to canvas and each is as unique as the flowers themselves.

7 Victorian Pinterest Boards That’ll Make You Wish You Were Born In Another Era

You must know of the grandeur, of romance and challenges.

Worn photographs and classics embody yesteryear. It is from the black and white of portraits and inked pages that the idea of mood boards was born.

These collages showcase the most darling era in all their glory.