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.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gerard Grandville

Happy Birthday Gerard Grandville!! Frenchman Gerard Grandville (went by his pseudonym Grandville... “real name” Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) was a lithographer, born in 1803, and best known for his caricatures and illustrations. His work was a vehicle to express his opinions politically and socially. Today I am including a kitten illustration that I fell in love with!

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