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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gaston Lachaise

Happy Birthday Gaston Lachaise!! Born today in France in 1886, Lachaise was considered a child prodigy and began playing with his father's woodcarving tools before he even started school! His art study was cut short for a time, however, when he fell in love and earned the money to come back to America with Isabel Dutaud Nagle in 1906. He went back and forth from Paris to the US, creating sculpture of women. His wife was his model for the archetypal woman he sought to achieve. He has been called the "greatest American sculptor of all time" by Artnews. I chose to include his Georgia O'Keefe (1927) on my blog this morning.

1 comment:

  1. Oh this sculpture of Lachaise is awesome: Love it!