Sunflower

Sunflowers are the happiest of flowers that always mirror the sun, the source of life. They are bright, cheery, and exudes a warm and inviting appearance. Sunflowers originated in the Americas in 1,000 B.C., and were cultivated as a valuable food source for centuries. As the European started exploration of the New World, so did the flower’s popularity spread. Soon enough the rest of the world began to appreciate its beauty and sustenance. Throughout history, artists loved to paint the sunflower’s unique splendidness. Those of the Impressionist era were especially fascinated on the flower.

向日葵是过万品种中最快乐的花。它总是能够反映着生命的来源——太阳转动。它们有着明亮和开朗的外表,同时也让人感到温暖又热情。公元前1000年在美国就有人开始使用野生向日葵,是很有价值的食物来源。当欧洲人开始向外探索新世界时,向日葵便能得以传播到世界其他地方 。不久之后,世界各地便开始欣赏向日葵的美及营养价值。纵观历史,向日葵拥有独特的灿烂,因此很多艺术家都爱已向日葵作为绘画题材。尤其在印象派时代,艺术家们特别为这种花着迷。