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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Robert Adams

Happy Birthday Robert Adams!! British born sculptor Robert Adams was born in 1917. He was able to pursue his art career following WWII, becoming a leading figure of the British avant-garde as well as a teacher. Two of his early influences are (written about on this blog 7/30/2010 and 1/10/2010) Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. He began with carving but moved to large projects of welded steel, bronze and poured concrete. He ended his career by returning to his original focus, carving and creating bronze castings.
The piece I am including today was created in copper, titled Three Forms (1951) 12" . I love the feeling of the work perched on three points.

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