Flowers in a Vase (Zinnias)
Flowers in a Vase is one of approximately ten canvases painted by Maurice Prendergast between 1910 and 1913 that feature a simple tabletop arrangement of flowers. In these he synthesized his understanding of the art of the French artists Paul CÃ©zanne and Henri Matisse to arrive at his own decorative Post-Impressionist style. He used deliberate, broadly applied strokes of a paint-loaded brush to describe both form and space--a technique that creates an allover surface of patterns reminiscent of a mosaic.
- Artist: Maurice Brazil Prendergast, American, 1858-1924
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: ca. 1910-1913
- Dimensions: 23 1/4 x 25 3/16 in. (59.1 x 64 cm) Frame: 27 5/8 x 29 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (70.2 x 75.9 x 6 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right: "Prendergast"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 39.53
- Credit Line: Gift of Frank L. Babbott
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1858-1924). Flowers in a Vase (Zinnias), ca. 1910-1913. Oil on canvas, 23 1/4 x 25 3/16 in. (59.1 x 64 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Frank L. Babbott, 39.53
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)