Thursday, June 17, 2010

Museum Piece

This is an adult sized vase in the Grand Hall of Whitehall, the home of Henry Flagler which is now a museum in Palm Beach, Florida. Carrère and Hastings designed the entryway to be the largest and grandest of any room in a private home built during the Gilded Age. I visited the museum in February, and was drawn to this piece. As for the painting of this, it was challenging because of the different reflective surfaces in the room; gilding, porcelain, marble, and various light sources.

10x14" Oil on canvas

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