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.

Friday, January 7, 2011

P. A. J. Dagnan Bouveret

Happy Birthday P. A. J. Dagnan-Bouveret!! French painter born in 1852, Dagnan-Bouveret was a Realist painter of the academic school. His grandfather raised him after his father relocated to Brazil. After meeting fellow artist Gustave Claude Etienne Courtois at Ecole des Beaux-Arts (French school for the arts) they shared studio space in Paris. Courtois introduced Dagnan-Bouveret to his future wife Anne Marie Walter (pictured below). He painted peasant and religious scenes as well as portraits for wealthy people. He was one of the pioneers in using the camera to help with his realism. 

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