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, September 12, 2011

Anselm Feuerbach

Happy Birthday Anselm Feuerbach!! This Classical German painter was born today, in 1829, and the leading painter of 19th century Germany. His father was an archeologist. After studying art in Germany he first went to Antwerp and then Paris. He worked and studied in Italy as well.

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