Sunflower

2 Sunflower, 2018
Mixed 24k Gold & natural oil on canvas
38cm x 45.5cm

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.

向日葵是過萬品種中最快樂的花。它總是能夠反映著生命的來源——太陽轉動。它們有著明亮和開朗的外表,同時也讓人感到溫暖又熱情。公元前1000年在美國就有人開始使用野生向日葵,是很有價值的食物來源。當歐洲人開始向外探索新世界時,向日葵便能得以傳播到世界其他地方 。不久之後,世界各地便開始欣賞向日葵的美及營養價值。縱觀歷史,向日葵擁有獨特的燦爛,因此很多藝術家都愛已向日葵作為繪畫題材。尤其在印象派時代,藝術家們特別為這種花著迷。