Vase Of Flowers Series CXVIII Ver. I #1
Acrylic on Canvas
40" x 30"
This 'Vase of Flowers' painting is a rare and unique composition and color palette for one of Peter Max's most popular subjects - his kinetic, expressionistic floral studies. The brushwork is more a wash than Max's typically dense and thick paint strokes. The color palette, also softer, is illuminated against a black field. The density of the paint throughout is strong and then softens, revealing depth and texture. Characteristic of Max's floral works, they defy the term 'still life,' and seem to be in a perpetual state of flowering.