Monday, August 10, 2009

The Corn Poppy

The Corn Poppy, c.1919
Kees van Dongen (Dutch, 1877-1966)
oil on canvas
21 1/2 x 18 in
Collection: MFA Houston

Sorry I've been mia for a bit of time. I was off on a 10 day road trip to Austin for a wedding and then was a bit too beat upon my return to a new job to get myself up and running. Hopefully today we'll start a good solid upkeep to this blog.

We got to see a bit of art (and a respite from the heat) on our road trip to Texas, and this was one of my favorite paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. A museum trip is always worthwhile if i discover a new work or artist, and happily van Dongen and The Corn Poppy fit both categories.

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