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, December 14, 2011

Francois Hubert Drouais

Happy Birthday Francois Hubert Drouais!! French painter, born in 1727, in Paris, this artist's father was a painter of portrait miniatures. He was in fact, trained by his father as well as other painters including Boucher. He exhibited regularly at the Salon and was the official court portrait painter for the King Louis XV. He was known for painting great likenesses and also for depicting children in landscape settings, such as the Duke of Bouillon's children shown here.

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