Floral paintings that depict thistles aren't only a product of the modern age however. Many famous art images also employ thistles in their executions. The most famous example of thistle art however, can be seen in 'Still Life with Thistles, 1890' by Vincent Van Gogh. This floral painting was considered especially representative of this infamous artist’s mental state and was seen as a statement that he would continue to survive and create art despite his personal difficulties.
Thistle art is a bold decorative choice but these floral paintings can be a definite aesthetic and symbolic benefit to any space. Although occasionally seen as a somewhat unique plant image, floral paintings that employ thistle art are highly uplifting and encouraging prints.