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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'The opportunity to compare two famous icons'

A pair of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflower paintings hang side-by-side with twins Ella and Eva Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Director of the National Gallery, Dr Nicholas Penny has thanked the Van Gogh Museum for the unprecedented loan of a sunflower painting.

'This exhibition is designed to help those for whom the paintings by Van Gogh are compelling images to understand how they were made - and made again - and out of what materials' he said.

'It will deepen every visitor's appreciation of the artist. We are very grateful to the Van Gogh Museum for making this possible.'

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