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 16, 2011

John Chamberlain

Happy Birthday John Chamberlain!! American sculptor, born in 1927, in Indiana, John Chamberlain attended the Art Institute of Chicago and Black Mountain College after serving in the Navy. He is considered an Abstract Expressionist and his best loved works are created from junk cars and various metal parts. Some are brightly painted like the one included here and others have been left raw metal with parts chromed. He has had over 100 exhibitions of his work all over the world. Currently, he lives in Shelter Island, New York.

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