What is the meaning of the sunflower? Discover the inspiration of cheerful sunflowers in art.
Meaning of the sunflower.
Let’s take a look at sunflowers in art to explore their meaning.
The sunny face of the sunflower symbol has captivated cultures for centuries. Just take a look at the sunflower in arts. Sunflower designs adorn pottery, tapestries, currencies, postage stamps, and paintings. Sunflower symbols keep showing up at your every turn.
Vincent van Gogh’s “Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers,” oil on canvas, August 1888. This public domain artwork reproduction is part of a collection compiled by The Yorck Project.
And appropriately he stated:
“The sunflower is mine, in a way.”
–Vincent van Gogh
The meaning of sunflowers is revealed in sunflowers in art.
And this one photo inspired me to write a love story.
Move over, Vincent, this sunflower is mine! Or at least, it’s my find. As I looked at the side of a rusted vehicle, I saw some scratch marks. And then I saw the overspray of paint. Now I cannot unsee the sunflower and the sun.
The special meaning of the sunflower story
A sleeping beauty about to see the sun for the first time. Photo credit, Vineeth Vengolis, sunflowers in India.
The Legend of the Sunflower.
“Sunflowers,” an oil on canvas painting by the prolific sunflower artist, Vincent van Gogh, 1887. Reproduction image from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and added to Wikimedia Commons by ArtDaily.org.
“And they all followed the sun.” A field of sunflowers symbolizes abundance. The sun gives without an expectation and is rewarded with a devoted following. Photo credit to Laslovarga, creative commons license.
What is the meaning of sunflowers?
Discover sunflower symbolism through this short love story and sunflowers in art.
Ukraine flowers as a symbol of peace.
Ironic to us at this moment in history, but back in 1996, the Soviet Union and Ukraine united in peace with a ban on the use of nuclear weapons. This stamp dates back to 1954 and shows how important the sunflower was to the Soviet Union’s agriculture. And today, both countries (if not in the throes of war) would account for a dominant role in sunflower production.
The sunflower symbol represents an emotional healing symbol, past and present.
Living aesthetically with sunflowers in art.
Aesthetics is a philosophy of appreciating beauty, not just at the surface but in a soulful way. If you feel connected to the story and artwork of the sunflower, consider this a sign that you’ve just discovered a part of yourself deep inside. Let it show!
Sunflowers in art.
Living spaces touched by sunflower art.
What is it about sunflowers that make you happy?
Ann Newman is a photographer, writer, and creator of Annstracts who brings readers inspiration through her abstract photos. As a former, professionally-trained salesperson, Ann understands that people want to solve problems or accelerate growth for a better future. Exploring the little moments in life with gratitudes gives her art a positive spin. You might find Ann near her home in Phoenix, bent down looking at the tiniest details of a bug, patting any nearby dog, or asking “why” an awful lot.