It blows my mind to think how long ago this was painted. I would love to see this one in person. I bet it’s phenomenal.
Antoine Vollon was born in 1833, so it was difficult to find out much information about him on Youtube. If you don’t want to watch this entire video about how to read paintings, you can skip ahead to the 24:41 mark to hear the speaker talking about Antoine Vollon’s butter painting.
You can also visit Antoine’s wikipedia page here.
About this featured artist series: I pretty much always keep my nose to the grindstone, and rarely look up from my own work. I’m so busy in my studio, who has time for anything else? That’s what I used to think, anyway, but I want to change that a bit, and spend 2017 exploring other artists’ work. My thinking is this.. maybe by understanding what makes other artists tick, I can better understand myself, and why art is so important to me. I hate the thought of keeping these gems all to myself, so I thought I’d share them with you. Look for new posts every Thursday.