Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass (1888)

Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass (1888)
One of my favorite still life subjects of Van Gogh, the cut branch in a glass, I ran across this one with the book behind creating a complicated compositional element. Note also the use of complementary colors, red and green, creating a vibration in the painting.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jean Ipousteguy

Happy Birthday Jean Ipousteguy!! Born in 1920, Frenchman Jean Ipousteguy was originally named Jean Robert, later taking his mother’s maiden name, Ipousteguy. He took art lessons in Paris. Following World War II, he painted and worked in stained glass for a time but in 1949 changed his name moved to Choisy-le-Roi and focused on sculpture. The patinaed bronze head below seems to emerge from a wall.

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