Heade Martin Johnson - Hummingbird Perched on the Orchid Plant Art Print

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 01 famous artists

An archival premium quality art print of Hummingbird Perched on the Orchid Plant painted by Martin Johnson Heade in 1901 for sale by Brandywine General Store. Heade became fascinated with the tropical flora and fauna, particularly the orchids, he encountered while he was studying and painting hummingbirds in Brazil between 1863 and 1865. It was not however, until after returning to the United States from Jamaica in 1870 that Heade began to consider painting the flowers. He combined the two elements, orchids and hummingbirds, for the first time in 1871 and the resultant works have since been considered high points of his artistic achievements. In this painting, Hummingbird Perched on the Orchid, Heade follows the general pattern that he developed for the series, he usually emphasized the foreground objects, contrasting them with a hazy vista in the background. In this example, the pale lavender, pink and rose of the fragile flower at the right and the throat of the hummingbird, combined with the rich greens of the forest and misty gray skies in the distance, truly create a sense of the vibrancy and awe of nature. This painting was sold by Christie's in 2012 for 1,082,000.00. Famous artists print #01

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