He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Eye Candy for Today: Fantin-Latour asters and fruit

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:55 pm

Asters and Fruit on a Table, Henri Fantin-Latour
Asters and Fruit on a Table, Henri Fantin-Latour

Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use Fullscreen link and download arrow.

I find it fascinating that Fantin-Latour has de-emphasized the glass vase — likely a star part of the composition in the hands of many other artists — and emphasized instead the textural surface of both the flowers and the fruit.

2 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Fantin-Latour asters and fruit »

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  1. Comment by AElle Ayres
    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    About to buy a new monitor, the former 28″ HannsG let me down.
    Thanks for making my day with Henry F.

  2. Comment by Boulder Painting
    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Absolutely beautiful painting, the colors are wonderful!

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