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A prominent painter of the Luminist movement, Martin Johnson Heade focused on floral still-lifes during the latter part of his career. These floral scenes are similar to his earlier landscapes: he would produce a series of images from the original prototype, using the same compositional techniques with carefully plotted details and patterns. Set against a plain, uncluttered background, often a velvet dropcloth as in this work, his flowers possessed an almost sculptural quality. In Giant Magnolias he places them in a distinctly horizontal arrangement and treats them with what one critic called "a delicate orchestration of light and color." Luminist...
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