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.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Grant Wood

Happy Birthday Grant Wood!! Today we look at an American painter, born in 1891 on a farm in Iowa. He first became interested in pursuing art after winning third place in a contest for a crayon picture of oak leaves when he was 14. He had very little formal art training but did teach high school art. He traveled to Europe a couple of times, working with Impressionism and Post-impressionism. His most famous painting is American Gothic, a satire on the American farmer.

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