This still life by Spanish master Luis Melendez (1716-1780) contrasts to W.B. Gould’s work in a number of ways. For instance, how about the palette of colors? Or the overall composition? And the solidity of the forms, especially the melon? Do you feel as if you can almost touch the pieces of fruit plus the […]
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Although a generation apart, French artists Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) and Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) both were fascinated with interpreting the objects of everyday living. Whether roses from the garden accompanied by impressionistic grapes and a rounded pear to an inviting plate of ripe, red strawberries.
Belgian artist Georges Lemmen (1865-1916) was influenced by both Impressionism of Monet, Renoir, and Degas, among others, and Neo-Impressionism, a style originating mainly with Georges Seurat.
Little information is available on Danish artist Otto Diderich Ottesen (1816-1892); he specialized in sumptuous interpretations of flowers and fruit as evident in Nature’s Rewards above.
French Post-Impressionist Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) explored and interpreted nature in a new way, from the mountain landscape near his home in southern France to the familiar figure of his wife Hortense to displays of fruit, intermingled with pots and vases of flowers.