Arts Everyday Living: The Poetry of Still Lifes–From Teapots to Roses to the Beauty of a Fan

Emil Carlsen, Study in Gray, 1906, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas


Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) was born and grew up in Denmark, but emigrated to the United States around the age of 20.  Carlsen is often admired for his remarkable still lifes.  Note the variety of subjects and accompanying palette of colors, from the rather austere culinary objects of Study in Gray to the rich, decorative arrangement of Roses and Vase to the delicate tones of The Fan.


Emil Carlsen, Roses and Vase, 1894, oil on canvas, Private Collection


Emil Carlsen, The Fan, 1914-1919, oil on canvas, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri




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