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The painter Martin Johnson Heade created Cattleya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds in 1871. The piece was painted with oil on a mahogany panel, Johnson’s favorite medium. The image is one of his famed tropical landscapes from which the artist built his reputation.
An open pink orchid blossom occupies the left portion of the painting, while three joyful hummingbirds interact around their nest on the opposite side. Heade’s work, while influenced by his colleagues, found its unique place in the documentation of exotic locations, which he searched to depict with utmost fidelity while also giving them a mystical atmosphere and an otherworldly quality. The orchid and hummingbird, especially, were running motifs of his oeuvre. Some examples of artworks featuring their depiction are Orchid and Hummingbirds Near A Mountain Lake, Orchid With Two Hummingbirds, and Hummingbird And Orchid Sun Breaking Through The Clouds.
Martin Johnson’s manner stems from folk art since he had his first tutoring through regional artists with no formal education. After staying some years in Rome, where he spent his time refining his technique, the artist moved to New York. Before doing so, Martin Johnson exhibited at some institutions and researched the rising art markets in the US, wisely choosing New York.
In the Big Apple, he had a significant encounter with a new circle of American artists that shaped Art History in the US: the Hudson River School. Until then, even though he was broadening his horizons, Johnson’s primary concern was with portrait painting. On the other hand, The Hudson River School became famous for its work with landscape painting. The group was influenced by Romanticism, the Munich School, and the Dusseldorf School, which adapted academic techniques to a proto-modern style and had similar goals to the Romanticists. This contact profoundly changed the painter’s work as he began to explore the creative possibilities of landscape painting.
Cattleya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds is a 34.8 X 45.6 cm picture. It was painted in a “wet-on-wet” technique, in which the artist doesn’t wait for the paint to dry, molding the colors and volumes with the brush to give the work a great sense of immediacy. Still, Martin Johnson’s brushstrokes are only apparent when looked up close, forming a coherent and smooth overall appearance when observed at medium distance.
The orchid flower glows with pink and purplish tones, while the background of trees is rendered with grey and bluish greens. The hummingbirds are emphasized as they were placed beside the flower, also because of the vivid greens, reds, and yellows of their feathers.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Cattelya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Cattelya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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