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, April 29, 2011

David Hoadley

Happy Birthday David Hoadley!! American architect from Connecticut, born in 1774, Hoadley was a self-taught architect. He got his start as a craftsman, a carpenter and builder. He created designs for churches and houses for early America, among other buildings. Hoadley's designs are light and graceful. The First Church of Milford, pictured here was built in 1824 in place of the previous meeting house.

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