(Still life with Magnolia flower) by Cora Boone

(Still life with Magnolia flower) by Cora Boone

(Still life with Magnolia flower)

Cora Boone

Title

(Still life with Magnolia flower)

 
Artist

Cora Boone

  1871 - 1953 (biography)
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
watercolor 
Image Size
14 1/4 x 11 1/8" image and paper 
Signature
C Boone in pigment, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
 
Reference
illustrated in St. Gaudens/Schiffer, Emerging from the Shadows, Vol. I pg. 82 
Paper
watercolor paper supported on board 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
18559 
Price
$900.00 
Description

Cora Boone approached this composition like it may have been a design for a future white-line woodcut, separating the areas of color with heavy black lines, like a stained glass window. Had this been done on a block the black lines would have been cut away, leaving the uncut areas separated from each other, ready to be colored using brush.

The vase of magnolias pushes the limits of the composition, extending to or beyond the edges, adding to the simple drama of the work.