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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Gustav Dore

Happy Birthday Gustav Dore! French born (1832) Dore was foremost a book illustrator who produced hundreds of Biblical illustrations (as well as others). His medium was primarily woodcuts, however he also sculpted stone. The Agony in the Garden is a prime example of his powerful style. Remember, this is a woodcut! This means it was carved from wood (with the blackest black being the highest point in the cut and the white, the lowest) and printed. Amazing!!

1 comment:

  1. I remember having a woodcut in my hands once. My fingers still remember it. I was bewildered by my comprehension that occurred as my finger traced and followed. I wonder if there are woodcuts in museums that people were allowed to touch. Do some of them have oils from many fingers of people having moments like I remember?