A sunflower in Somerset
I thought, with us having had a period of pretty un-English if not unseasonable weather, something to do with the sun might be a good theme for this week. So here we have it: a sunflower.
It is not an unusual subject for a visual artist to depict. Something about the sunflower's near-human proportions makes it a focal point for poetic and anthropomorphic interpretation. Van Gogh's sunflowers come most immediately to mind, but there is painting of a dying sunflower by Mondrian - from before he went all geometric - which is powerfully redolent of aspects of the human condition; it looks like an old man or woman who, weighed down by memories, does not have long left on this earth.
Here, I hope I have given the subject a more upbeat interpretation, catching the flower in its prime and looking resplendent in the bright sunshine.
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