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, November 25, 2011

Isaac Rosenberg

Happy Birthday Isaac Rosenberg!! Born in England, 1890, Isaac Rosenberg was a war poet (WWI) and visual artist. He began studying engraving in earnest when he quit school at age 14 to apprentice. He was considered by most to be the greatest war poet of all time, authoring Poems from the Trenches. Although against the war, poverty moved him to enlist in the army and sadly he was shot and killed at the young age of 28. He left behind several self portraits, one of which (from 1915) I am including today.

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