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, December 8, 2011

Albert Gleizes

Happy Birthday Albert Gleizes!! French painter and printmaker, born in 1881, Albert Gleizes was one of the first Cubists. His family had an interior design and fabric business and as a young man he worked for his father, gaining respect for the working man. He began as an Impressionist, creating landscapes, but his work gradually became more and more abstract. He also wrote on the subject of Cubism. He was drafted into the service and following WWI his work displayed a religious side. I have included his Portrait of Igor Stravinsky (1914) below.

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