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 22, 2011

John Crome

Happy Birthday John Crome!! English artist, born in 1768, Crome was a self-taught landscape painter who began as a sign painter's apprentice. He was founder of the Norwich Society of Artists, exhibiting with them regularly. In 1814 he traveled to Paris, by way of Belgium, to view the paintings looted by Napoleon. His son was also a painter, often imitating his father.

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