PSiNE - Women and flowers
Post #851 • August 14, 2006, 6:02 PM • 10 Comments
It seemed to come up a lot.
Ed was able to join JL and I, and the result was probably a bit more criticism than was called for, but no matter. The art lovers were out. The surface of this Benson came under discussion. I'm for it - a clotted, stucco-like skin that makes the atmosphere buzz with daylight.
This Blume was all coolness and precision by comparison. I know little about Blume, but a bit of web searching indicates that he was a Russian-Born American garden-variety surrealist. This looks like one of his better works.
What fun. This is almost garish, but pay no mind. The bigger problem here is the surfeit of Impressionist works in this ilk. That's not the painting's fault, though. Pretend you've never seen this big white dress - handsome cultivar combination before.
I mean it. Actually, this one's a ringer. The Impressionist fireworks are there, but at the same time the figure has an air of Scandinavian introversion. Tarbell, I think, could use a reassessment.