Flowers in a Blue Vase

Adolphe Monticelli French

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Monticelli painted hundreds of pictures with heavily textured, richly colored surfaces, but his still lifes, all of which were painted between 1879 and 1883, were most admired. Cézanne was fascinated by his work, as was Van Gogh, who wrote to his brother that "Monticelli sometimes made a bunch of flowers as an excuse for gathering together in a single panel the whole range of his richest and most perfectly balanced tones... you must go straight to Delacroix to find anything equal to his orchestration of tones."

Flowers in a Blue Vase, Adolphe Monticelli (French, Marseilles 1824–1886 Marseilles), Oil on wood

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