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 3, 2011

Paul Kane

Happy Birthday Paul Kane!! This Canadian painter was born in 1810 and self-taught. He painted Native Peoples of Canada and Oregon County. Kane traveled extensively, seeking out his subject matter, making sketches to later finish into oil paintings. His work is considered part of Canada's historical record. He did take some liberties at embellishing his work and exercising his artistic license, as exhibited in the painting Flathead Woman and Child below.

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