Nolde did a few sunflower pieces. I love the different use of blues in the heart of the flower and stems, it's not generic at all! His petals are extremely prominent in this one as compared to his other sunflowers where the petals are small and dull. Sunflowers are my sister's favorite flower so I automatically think of her when I see them! They are bright and happy when you look at them! You can't look at a sunflower and not get happy!