This sketchbook which reproduces Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers is perfect for your own masterpieces or musings. The notebook was created exclusively for the museum by mishmash in Portugal. The pages not only support multiple writing tools but the Smyth Sewn binding allows the book to open 180 degrees and lay flat for greater ease of use.
While he waited for Paul Gauguin to join him in the Provençal city of Arles in 1888, Vincent van Gogh painted five audaciously decorative still lifes of sunflowers in simple earthenware jugs. At least two of these canvases decorated Gauguin's bedroom when he reached the city late in October, and the French painter came to admire them greatly. Always defensive about the tragic outcome of his stay--it ended with Van Gogh's self-mutilation and madness--Gauguin later claimed that the sunflower paintings directly reflected his own good advice, generously offered in Arles, that his Dutch friend avoid monotony by adding "bugle notes" of brilliant color to his paintings. Whether the Philadelphia Sunflowers precedes Gauguin's visit or is one of two replicas Van Gogh painted the following year, it is an explosion of brilliant color and agitated outlines the twelve flowers as full of angular energy and as vital and vivid in personality as the artist who painted them.
Stationery obsessed, perfectionists at heart - Mishmash was built on a deep passion for everything office. Writing objects have the ability to capture ideas, and that grew into our mission, to inspire you to be adventurous and fulfil your own dreams.
- Museum Exclusive
- A6, 4.1 x 5.8 inches (10.5 x 14.8 cm)
- 96 pages
- Blank pages
- Supports ink, marker, pencil, colored pencil, pen, and crayon
- Natural smooth paper 90g
- Notebook opens 180º degrees and lays flat on your desk so you can have the best possible writing experience
- Exposed Smyth Sewn stitch-finish spine