Art, oil painting, Painters, Painting, Still Life

Red Chrysanthemums


8″ x 8″ oil on panel

Another grouping of similar objects as the last piece.  I was thinking of a compositional device I’ve seen in Renaissance era paintings where a figure is looking directly at the viewer leading the viewers eye into the picture. In this case it is the bottle lying on it’s side with the opening pointed directly at the viewer.

Here’s an example in Sandro Botticelli’s ‘Adoration of the Magi’. He paints a self portrait into the composition, at bottom right, looking directly at the viewer. (detail below)


2 thoughts on “Red Chrysanthemums”

  1. Okay, now I’m wondering if that bottle had the same thing in mind as Botticelli. [jk] It’s a clever thing you have done, adapting the device and rendering it metaphorically.


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