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.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Antoine Vollon

Happy Birthday Antoine Vollon!! This painter was born today in France, in 1833, and a French Realist, painting still life, marine scenes, and landscapes. His father was an ornamental artist. He studied at the Ecoles des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, and worked as an engraver. After moving to Paris, he became a painter. He exhibited with the Salon, winning some prizes. The simplicity of the Bag of Cherries attracted my attention.

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