Artwork Share Tweet

 
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Milkweed, 1929; gouache with charcoal on paper, 19 3/4 x 15 inches (Frame: 27 3/4 x 23 inches); Gift of the Burchfield Foundation, 1975

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Milkweed, 1929; gouache with charcoal on paper, 19 3/4 x 15 inches (Frame: 27 3/4 x 23 inches); Gift of the Burchfield Foundation, 1975

In another design that bears resemblance to Japanese prints, Burchfield has created a scene that seems to vibrate with energy. As white and poppy-red flowers parachute through branches and leaves, wavy linear patterns dominate both foreground and background, graphically unifying the birds and milkweed.

Content developed by Tullis Johnson, Brian Grunert and Kyle Morrisey for the exhibition Charles E. Burchfield: By Design