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.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Clark Mills

Happy Birthday Clark Mills!! Born in 1810, this American artist was a sculptor. He had his own foundry and several slaves assisted him, including the highly skilled Philip Reid, who after emancipation stayed on to continue working with Mills. He became best known for his 3 renditions of Andrew Jackson on horseback, the one below is located in Washington D. C.

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