How Van Gogh‘s Sunflowers came into bloom

Not everyone understood Van Gogh’s work at first. Frances Spalding for The Gaurdian:

The artist Henry de Groux threatened to remove his own work from the 1890 exhibition if he found it in the same room as “the laughable pot of sunflowers by Mr Vincent“.

A recent trip to MoMA in New York City has opened my eyes to how much some of the greats struggled with their art. Not just publicly but personally as well.