Still Life with Fish, Emil Carlsen
In the National Gallery of Art, Washington; use “Zoom” control.
Early in his career, the Danish-American painter spent six months in Paris, where he studied the still life paintings of Jean Siméon Chardin, apparently to great effect.
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Thank you, Charley Parker, you made my day.
Søren Emil Carlsen (Born October 19, 1848 (!) in København/Copenhagen, Denmark – Deceased January 2, 1932 in New York, USA)
From The Palette and Bench, Oct. 1908,:
…still life painting is considered of small importance in the Art schools, both here and abroad, the usual course being drawn from the antique, the nude, and painting the draped figure and from the nude. …Then why should the earnest student overlook the simplest and most thorough way of acquiring all the knowledge of the craft of painting and drawing, the study of inanimate objects, still life painting, the very surest road to absolute mastery over all technical difficulties.” Emil Carlsen
Thank you for the introduction to a very fine painter!
Because it’s Father’s Day today I will mention Dines Carlsen (1901-1966), his only child, who is considered an American impressionist painter.
After Dines Carlsen passed away in 1966, Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, presented a memorial retrospective exhibition to honour both artists in 1968.
I love his ‘Zinnias in White (pitcher) Vase’.
I found a relatively large image of another Dines Carlsen still life: http://yama-bato.tumblr.com/post/845252313/stilllifequickheart-dines-carlsen-the-jade
Wow! I really love these! Thanks for sharing!!!
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