Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Zorn's 'Breakfast in the Garden'

Anders Zorn (Swedish) painted the dealer Adolf Magnus in the model's garden.

Anders Zorn ”Frukost i det gröna” (Breakfast in the garden, 1886 /
Wholesale dealer Adolf Magnus) Watercolour 38 x 56 cm.

I like to imagine Zorn telling his friend, "Keep talking," and getting out his watercolor box to start painting as they picked at the remnants of the morning meal.

Mr. Magnus would stop to puff on his cigar or to make a gesture, and return his hand to rest on his leg.

His eyes and mouth are full of animation and movement.

The breakfast table is indicated with a few well placed strokes of watercolor, with some white gouache for the silver and glass vessels in the back.
Thanks to Sascha Karschner and Bukowski's Auction


Bevan said...

Zorn really was a matter painter. If you want to try copying a master this is a good example.

Virginia Fhinn said...

I'm looking for pencil marks... I see a few in the breakfast dishes but none in the figure, is that right?

CerverGirl said...

The softness in the forehead of the portrait is something to pursue achieving, its wonderful.