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.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Richard Upjohn

Happy Birthday Richard Upjohn! Born in England in 1802. Although he was trained as a cabinetmaker, he began working as a draftsman with architects after arriving in America in 1829. After some time designing Gothic villas, Upjohn was hired to repair the roof of Trinity Church in New York. Instead, he designed a new church in the Gothic tradition and winning favor, the new building was completed in 1849. It sits at one end of Wall Street surrounded by skyscrapers. The towering spire, arches, windows, finials still create a  powerful vision today. Below we view the scene "then" as well as present-day...

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