Friday, April 27, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Edgar Maxence

Edgar Maxence (1871-1954) was an academically trained French painter best known for his symbolist depictions of scenes from religious life and ancient myths; however, in later life he produced florals influenced by Impressionism. They were discovered hidden away in his studio after his death.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Victoria Fantin-Latour

Basket of roses and pansies
Panier of zinnias

Nee Dubourg, Victoria was the wife of Henri Fantin-Latour.
Both artists used neutral unfinished backgrounds to set off the colours of their still life subjects.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Abbott H Thayer

The waterlilies painting is bordering on landscape painting, but it's still, sort of, a still life.
Abbott Handerson Thayer (August 12, 1849 – May 29, 1921) was an American artist, naturalist and teacher.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Arnoldus Bloemers

(Dutch, 1786-1844)

Lilacs, Peonies, Tulips, Roses, Irises and other Flowers with Fruit and a Bird's Nest on a Marble Ledge.
32½ x 28¾ in. (82.5 x 73 cm.)