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, December 23, 2011

George Barnard

Happy Birthday George Barnard!! American war photographer, born in 1819, Barnard had a studio in New York. When the Civil War broke out he was sent to photograph locations in Virginia and in Washington D. C. The photograph included below is of soldiers from the Union Army removing railroad tracks in Atlanta (1864).

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