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.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Christian Dior

Happy Birthday Christian Dior! Born in 1905, Christian is a well known French fashion designer. He began by selling his sketches on the street for 10 cents! He studied Political Science for a time, but left school and opened a gallery in 1928, selling works by Picasso and others. Family disaster forced him to close the gallery and he began selling his sketches to haute couture houses. In 1945 he opened his own business and began designing voluptuous dresses, saying "I have designed flower women." His creations were termed the New Look. War times had previously caused fashions to be slim and use little fabric; however Dior’s creations were cinched at the waist with flared skirts and flattering hemlines. His designs gave women curvaceous figures. An example of such is below…

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