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, January 27, 2011

Samuel Palmer

Happy Birthday Samuel Palmer!! Englishman, born in1805 to a poor bookseller, Samuel Palmer was educated by his father. Initially, he was influenced by William Turner, painting romantic scenes, and exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institute. Later, Palmer was a disciple of William Blake and began painting idealistic landscapes, little “corners of paradise”.

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