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.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Matthew Pratt

Happy Birthday Matthew Pratt!! Born today, this American was a portrait painter from 1734. He studied under American artist Benjamin West. The painting included today is a self portrait (he is the one seated at the easel) and depicts the traditional painting practices of early Americans in London. It is titled, appropriately, The American School.

No comments:

Post a Comment