Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Art Review - Austrian Painter Olga Wisinger-Florian

Today for #museumtourTuesday, I have a painting to share that I can't find a lot of information about, but it's so inspiring to me that I have to share.
 
Olga Wisinger-Florian was an Austrian painter. She grew frustrated with her progress as an artist, and trained to become a successful concert pianist, until at the age of 30, a hand injury forced her to return to painting. She went on to find great success as a painter. I always find it interesting that so many artists spread their creativity across multiple disciplines.
 
This floral is a masterful example of her work. I'm fascinated by large groupings of flowers, and Olga handles this one beautifully. Loosely painted, and yet everything reads perfectly. The choice of painting the flowers completely in shade, yet emphasizing their shape with the sunlit clouds in the background, creates a sense of drama and atmosphere. 
 
• Olga Wisinger-Florian • 1844-1926
 
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