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, March 9, 2011

Edgar Scauflaire

Happy Birthday Edgar Scauflaire!! Belgian muralist and decorator, this artist was born today in 1893. After posing for an artist, he became inspired to become an artist at age 11. He studied art at l”Academie des Beaux-Arts, in Liege, Belgium, the city where he was born. The oil painting on panel, Mikado, shows Cubist influences. Although his work became well-known in Belgium and was included in many official showings of Belgian work, I found it extremely difficult to locate biographical information on the artist.

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