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, May 25, 2011

Carlo Dolci

Happy Birthday Carlo Dolci!! This Italian painter was born in 1616. Again, today, we look at a Baroque artist. Dolci began his study in the studio of Jacopo Vignali at age nine. He was extremely religious and painted many works in that vein. It is said that he worked excruciatingly slow, sometimes spending a week on just a foot! The youthful Christ pictured here is so realistic it is hard to believe it is not a photograph!

No comments:

Post a Comment