Eye Candy for Today: Fantin-Latour asters and fruit

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

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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.

 
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