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Kuhr + Lyon + drawing

(William) Preston Dickerson
(American, 1891-1930)
STILL LIFE WITH VASE OF FLOWERS, 1929-1930
oil and graphite on cream woven paper

I really liked this piece. It was very vibrant and bright, but at the same time there was a lot of dark. I was struck by how modern it looked; especially considering it was made over half a century ago. The vase was an elegant blue that looks so realistic while still conveying its artists view. Though I don't know what kind of room the painting was set in, it had a warm, even comforting feeling, as though it was home. Outside the window there were other buildings as well. I think what I liked some much about this painting was what I'm hesitant to call timelessness, but have no better word for.