Ah Sunflower – The Beauty of the Timeless and Resilient Sunflower

Ah Sunflower
Ah Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller’s journey is done;

Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sunflower wishes to go!

-William Blake

Artists and poets are inspired by and have expressed the beauty of the timeless and resilient sunflower for generations. Here are a few of the favorites.

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Two Cut Sunflowers
Vincent van Gogh

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Still life with four sunflowers
Vincent van Gogh

Sunflowers-by-Claude-Monet

Monet’s Sunflowers, also known as Tournesols, is a beautiful, impressionistic piece created in 1881.

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Diego Rivera
Girl with Sunflowers or Muchacha con Girosoles

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Portrait of Vincent van Gogh (called the sunflower painter by Gauguin) by Paul Gauguin

HaringFlower

The late artist Keith Haring drew this dancing sunflower for Victoria Leacock.

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