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, April 27, 2011

Norman Bel Geddes

Happy Birthday Norman Bel Geddes!! American artist, born in 1893, Geddes was focused on theatrical and industrial design. He got his love for the theater from his mother, who was a “woman of culture”. He married Helen Belle Schneider and they joined their names to form Bel Geddes. He is said to be the first to impose theories of aeronautics and streamlining to industrial design. He created futuristic ideas, some of which never came to fruition, such as the 1934 aerodynamic car pictured here.

1 comment:

  1. wow! it looks like Batman's car...great design. Nice to meet you, Norman Bel Geddes and happy birthday