Thursday, June 18, 2009

Abbott Handerson Thayer

One of my favorite still life paintings. Abbot Handerson Thayer's Roses at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. This is an example of a painting that must be viewed in person to be truly appreciated. Areas of thin wash are juxtaposed against heavy impasto, creating a depth and glow which photography cannot reproduce.


  1. Looks great! Thanks for posting this close up.

  2. Wow again! All art looks better in person!