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.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Jack Levine

Happy Birthday Jack Levine! American, Levine was born in 1915, a Social Realist painter and printmaker who disliked the corrupted hypocritical aspects of society. His work consisted of mainly satires on society, political, and Biblical excerpts. His editorial style is described as painterly, influenced by Rubens as well as Soutine. Welcome Home expresses his aversion to success and authority with the unfavorable depiction of an American General. Note the exaggerated heads and features, creating a cartoonish feel to the scene. In 1989 Levine was the subject of a documentary film Feast of Pure Reason.

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