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 5, 2011

Caspar David Friedrich

Happy Birthday Caspar David Friedrich!! Born in Germany, this artist was a Romantic landscape painter from 1774. He was pone of 10 children in a strict Lutheran family. He began his study of art at a young age. Although he did work with printmaking in etchings and woodcuts, his primary focus was allegorical and symbolic landscape painting. Even though his work fell out of favor for a time, was unfortunately used to promote Nazi ideology, Friedrich is considered one of Germany's most important artists. The Tree of Crows (1822), included here today, is housed at the Louvre in Paris. 

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