lundi 26 avril 2010

Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997)

Une pensée pour Elfi.....
"...Cecil Kennedy will be best remembered for his minutely detailed depictions of flowers, though he also worked as a portraitist. His greatest works are admired for their exquisite detail and artful compositions, and many of these were produced during the 1960s. Kennedy’s wife Winifred created the brilliant flower arrangements, usually in a vase from their collection of mid-eighteenth century Waterford vases, which continually inspired his work. Cecil Kennedy was born into a large artistic Victorian family. He was the youngest of thirteen children. His grandfather was an artist who had lived in France, sketched with Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) and exchanged drawings with him. His father was a landscape painter and four of his brothers were artists. His brother Charles, who died in the ‘flu epidemic of 1918, was a particular influence on him. In the early thirties he met and married Winifred Aves. She became his inspiration and for sixty-four years they worked together as a creative team..."
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3 commentaires:

Bindou a dit…

tout est un tel plaisir, merveilleux

Monique a dit…

Quelle poésie et délicatesse ! superbe.

ELFI CELLA a dit…

merci pour la pensée.. je rentre bien-tôt!