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Very proud that a print of my #tintype ‘2 Cut Sunflowers’ is to be seen @vangoghmuseum at the exhibition ‘Van Gogh and the Sunflowers’ till 01.09.2019. The exhibition begins with an inspiration wall: “From Gauguin to fashion and design: Van Gogh’s 𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴 continue to inspire worldwide”. I am in good company with #paulgauguin #davidhockney #gustavklimt #egonschiele #banksy #edvardmunch and others. The sunflowers I used were cut from the kitchen garden at the little church in #Zundert where his father Dorus was appointed parson for the village in 1849. Many significant events, including the Van Gogh children’s baptisms, took place in and around the church. The font used to baptise Vincent on 24 April 1853 is still inside. Little Vincent, his dead born brother is burried in the garden 30 march 1852. Vincent van Gogh had an aversion to photography. In September 1888 Van Gogh, living in #arles, received from his sister Wilhelmina, a photograph of their mother. In a letter to Theo, Vincent wrote: “I am doing a portrait of Mother for myself. I cannot stand the colorless photograph and am trying to do one in a harmony or color, as I see it in my memory. ” Letter 546 Vincent grew up in the days when the #wetplatecollodion technique was the most common way of photography. Inspired by his idea of photography, I choose subjects that he has written about, drawn or painted. #vangoghsunflowers #inspiredbyvangogh #vangoghmuseum #sunflowers🌻 Project "No Photos from Van Gogh" #nophotosfromvangogh

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No Photos of Van Gogh