Golden Daffodils

For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art.

I recently bought some daffodils to photograph. So I’m kind of coming at this challenge backwards, looking for some art that used these flowers.

Daffodils were painted by Van Gogh in 1886, although in my opinion this is not one of his best paintings! I wonder if the actual painting is more colourful than this digital image suggests. In the previous year (1885), the French impressionist painter Berthe Morisot had also painted a bowl full of daffodils. However my favourites of the paintings I found were more recent ones by Helen Lucas and William Colclough Thomas. Please click on those links to take a look – I don’t want to get into any copyright trouble by including the images here. Helen Lucas’ ‘Daffodil I’ is my particular favourite I think – it is looking a little closer at the daffodils, more like the photographs I tend to take 🙂

Here are my contributions to the world of daffodil imagery:

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This photo is available to purchase as a digital download.

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