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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Happy Birthday Sophie Taeuber-Arp!! Born in Switzerland in 1889, she studied art in her native Switzerland as well as Germany, later teaching weaving and textile arts in Zurich at the School of Arts and Crafts. After meeting Jean Arp in 1915, they worked in collaboration on many projects, marrying in 1922. She created puppets, costumes, and sets and was quite involved in the Zurich Dada movement. Taeuber-Arp was a colorist and very adept at geometric abstractions in the Modernist style. The weaving included in the blog today is of a “duo-collage” the two artists collaborated on: Symetrie Pathetique.

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