Usually, still-lifes don’t catch me (not that I’m any expert on this). But in Howard’s series on still-life this one did catch my eye and I still love it.

This watercolor is entiteld “Amaryllis” (≈1923) by Charles Demuth 1883–1935. The electronic image is from the the Cleveland Museum of Art where it is also available in much higher resolution.

The seeming simplicity of form and colour here manage to fascinate me and the attraction has not waned since I saw it first. I read that still-life was one of Charles Demuth’s favorite genres, and he created works on this theme throughout his career. As his most famous work “I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold” is named, which is in a very different style, influenced by cubism and futurism.