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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Firmin Baes

Happy Birthday Firmin Baes!! This painter is from Belgium and born in 1874. His father was also a painter and professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. He was an accomplished pastel artist as well as a painter. His work was concentrated on portraiture and genre scenes. The mother and child pastel I am including here today is titled Sweet Dreams.


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