Magnolias On Gold Velvet Fabric

size(cm): 35x55
Sale price£143 GBP


Martin Johnson Heade's Magnolias on Gold Velvet Canvas painting is a 19th-century masterpiece that has captivated art lovers for decades. This work of art is a sample of the artistic style known as luminism, which is characterized by the representation of light and atmosphere in nature.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with the magnolias in the foreground and the dark background that highlights their beauty. The choice of gold velvet as a background is a technique that Heade used in several of his works, which gave him a touch of elegance and sophistication.

Color is another prominent aspect of this painting. The soft and delicate tones of the magnolias contrast against the dark and golden background, creating a visual harmony that is a pleasure for the eyes. Also, Heade's technique of rendering the textures of the flowers and leaves is impressive, making the painting appear almost lifelike.

The history of the painting is interesting, as it was created at a time when nature was being threatened by industrialization and urbanization. Heade, like many other artists of the time, was inspired by the beauty of nature and tried to capture it in his artwork.

A little known aspect of this painting is that Heade created it in two different versions. The first version, which is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has a darker background and a slightly different composition. The second version, which is the one shown here, has a gold background and a more balanced composition.

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