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, July 20, 2011

Max Liebermann

Happy Birthday Max Liebermann!! German born painter from 1847. Liebermann began drawing and painting at age 9. He is known not only for painting, but also etching and lithography. He studied art in Germany and the Netherlands. He was a portrait painter before becoming a leading figure in German Impressionism. His Woman Watering the Flower Garden is pictured below; the influence of Monet is apparent.

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