Landscape with Snow (1888)

Landscape with Snow (1888)
Painted in February of 1888, Van Gogh painted the dreary furrowed fields of winter. A lone figure with his dog trudge toward home. Located in the Guggenheim, I was moved to view this painting this past weekend.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Alexander Calder

Happy Birthday Alexander Calder! American, born in 1898, Calder was initially an engineer. His father was a sculptor. Alexander invented Stabiles and Mobiles which is the union of engineering and sculpture. He is probably best known for his mobiles and kinetic sculpture works. The airy movement and counterbalance of his projects added charm and whimsy to the sculpture scene. The work is wire and metal; the lines and shapes combine to remind one of Miro. The mobile below is Lobster Trap and Fish Tail.

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