Modgy Expandable flower vases do everything a glass vase does except collect dust, chip or smash. Available in a variety of designs, Modgy plastic vases are durable and stable enough to hold a flower bouquet. Modgy vases are collapsible and economical, making it easy to keep a variety of colors and patterns tucked away for any occasion as they fold completely flat. This also makes them ideal for posting as a gift to a far flung friend or relative.
Sunflowers were among Vincent van Gogh’s favorite subjects to paint. Beginning with four still lifes in Paris in 1887, he depicted sunflowers resting on a flat surface.
However, his most famous series was painted in Arles a year later, featuring more than a dozen sunflowers arranged in an earthenware pot. The moment he painted his first bouquet, he proclaimed to his brother Theo, “I’m painting with the gusto of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse, which won’t surprise you when it’s a question of painting large Sunflowers.” Excited, he painted four canvases in quick succession.
It was a subject he planned to return to for a large Sunflower series. “If I carry out this idea, there will be a dozen panels,” he wrote. He only completed seven in Arles. Our delightful vase is inspired by one of the paintings Vincent did in 1889 from memory to bring some sunny warmth into the cold winter months.
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Oil on canvas