Anything painted directly, on the spot, always has a strength, a power, a lively touch that is lost in the studio. Your first impression is the right one. Stick to it and refuse to budge.
- Eugene Boudin
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
- Henri Rousseau
 

 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Eye Candy for Today: Manet still life

Posted by Charley Parker at 1:15 pm

Still Life with Melon and Peaches, Edouard Manet
Still Life with Melon and Peaches, Edouard Manet

A summer table for you on Manet’s birthday.

Manet is noted as a figurative painter, and his still life subjects, I think, often get less attention than they deserve.

Original is in the National Gallery of Art, D.C. There is a good sized image on Wikipedia.

5 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Manet still life »

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  1. Comment by Lydia I.
    Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

    Dutch website: check this out, Charley! What do U think?

    http://www.atelier104.nl/index.php?artiest=2&werk=349

  2. Comment by Lydia I.
    Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

    We should always see the eye-candy paintings in reality to react on them. What’s your opinion?

  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

    Thanks, Lydia.

  4. Comment by Charley Parker
    Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

    Nice when possible.

  5. Comment by Lorette
    Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 6:13 am

    I like Manet. Merci beaucoup.
    After a short stay in Madrid on September 14, 1865, Manet wrote to Baudelaire (French poet) that VELÁZQUES “is the greatest painter there ever was”. [Lo calificó como el «pintor de pintores» y «el más grande pintor que jamás ha existido»]
    Diego (= James) Velázquez is Spanish baroque painter Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez.

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