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.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cyprian K. Norwid

Happy Birthday Cyprian K. Norwid!! Polish painter, sculptor, poet and dramatist, Norwood was born near Warsaw in 1821. One of his ancestors on his mother’s side was a king. He lived many places, including London, Paris and even the US for a time. Considered a Romantic, he was quite well known for his poetry. He lived in poverty his entire life. The work I am including today is a bronze relief, sculpted for the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow.

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