Van Gogh's Sunflower paintings side by side

Two paintings of sunflowers created by the post impressionist artist Van Gogh have gone on display at the National Gallery.

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Five sunflower paintings spread across the world

Vincent Van Gogh started painting pictures of sunflowers in 1888 when he left Paris to live in the South of France.

He invited the artist Paul Gauguin to stay with him in a house he rented and painted the sunflowers which had been left in Gaugin's bedroom.

The five paintings he completed now reside in collections around the world in;

  • London
  • Amsterdam
  • Tokyo
  • Munich
  • Philiadelphia

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