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.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Charles Searles

Happy Birthday Charles Searles!! Born in 1937, Charles Searles is from Philadelphia. He worked primarily in painted wood sculpture. After serving in the army he decided to pursue a career in art. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Fine Arts and has taught art at several universities. Travel brought him to an understanding of various cultures and his work is representative of his interests in Caribbean, African, Native American and Asian peoples. The piece below is Freedom's Gate (2000) and created from bronze.

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