Pearl Van Sciver, Spring Bouquet

Pearl Van Sciver: Spring Bouquet (c. 1947) Oil on canvas
Spring Bouquet
c. 1947
Oil on canvas
Credit Line
Museum purchase, 1947

Spring Bouquet fills the canvas with rich color applied with loose, graceful brush strokes. A rainbow of flowers extend to all corners of the composition from the vase. Although Van Sciver never worked with Arthur Carles, it is likely she knew him in Chestnut Hill; the intensity of her palette and her gestural approach suggest the degree to which Carles’s brand of modernism extended across the Philadelphia arts community.

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  • Beautiful!

    Carrie Zhang
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