Van Gogh's Ear is an in depth look at famous artists on their birthday. This is the second year a post is made each day about a famous artist, his/her art, interesting facts, personal experiences, etc. on their birthday. So, lend me your ear...
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, June 30, 2011
Happy Birthday Dominikus Zimmerman!! Born in 1685, Diminikus was an architect from Germany in partnership with his brother Johan. His specialty was designing rural churches. Pictured on the blog today is Wieskirche a magnificent example of Rococo style cathedral located near Steingaden in Bavaria, designed by the brothers.