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Flower Piece

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Julian Alden Weir, Flower Piece, 1882, oil on canvas, Gift of Henry L., Elliot R., and Hamilton F. Corbett in memory of their mother, Helen Ladd Corbett, public domain, 36.130

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Title

Flower Piece

Artist

Julian Alden Weir (American, 1852-1919)

Date

1882

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

29 5/8 in x 25 1/2 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature; date: J. Alden Weir 1882, lower right

Collection Area

American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Henry L., Elliot R., and Hamilton F. Corbett in memory of their mother, Helen Ladd Corbett

Accession Number

36.130

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

flowers

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

still lifes

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Description

Although J. Alden Weir was classically trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, his initial reaction to French impressionism was distaste. Nevertheless, like many artists of his generation, he gradually incorporated aspects of the new style into his portraits, still lifes, and landscapes.

Weir never fully abandoned his academic training as the somber colors and solidly rendered objects in this work illustrate. However, the loosely and expressively painted flowers illustrate his growing fluency with impressionist color and brushwork.

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