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 26, 2011

Lewis W. Hine

Happy Birthday Lewis W. Hine!! American artist, born in 1874, in Wisconsin, Hine was a photographer. His father died when he was young so he had to earn his own money for college. He became a teacher before becoming well known for his own photography. He played a large part in getting the child labor laws established with his photos such as the one below.

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