|Bouquet of Sunflowers, Claude Monet, Metropolitan Museum of Art|
According to the website, Van Gogh saw the painting in the Durand-Ruel Gallery and in a letter to his brother, Theo, remarked that Gauguin told him that while Monet's sunflowers were very good, he liked Van Gogh's better. Van Gogh said he didn't agree.
|Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh, Metropolitan Museum of Art|
I'm a huge admirer of them both. I love finding out about these anecdotes. It seems amazing to me that the masters were having the same conversations with each other that I have with my artist friends.
This is my set up. I'm hoping to have the finished painting in a few days. Have a great weekend!