Saturday, November 27, 2010

The talisman

When I first came across this beautiful painting by French artist Paul Serusier (1864-1927), I was intrigued by the strong colours and abstract feeling - I expected it to be created around 1910, just after the best years of fauvism and at the start of the abstract movements. I was even more intrigued to learn that it actually dates back to 1888. Talk about being ahead of your time! More on Serusier in the wikipedia article linked to below.