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 1, 2011

Taddeo Zuccari

Taddeo Zuccari!! This artist was born in Italy in 1529, to a father who was also a painter, although not well known. By age 14 he moved to Rome and began apprenticeships with various painters. He did easel paintings, but was best known for his frescoes which were superior to his easel work. The fresco included here is titled Royal Entry, and depicts Emperor Charles V, Francis I and Alessandro Cardinal Farnese entering Paris

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