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, February 21, 2010

Hendrik Berlage

Happy birthday Hendrik Berlage!! The Father of Modern Architecture of theNetherlands was born in 1856, in Amsterdam. Berlage studied architecture under Gottfried Semper, then traveled Europe before forming a partnership with partner Theodore Sanders. They produced numerous projects. Berlage was greatly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright after a trip to the US in 1911. He in turn influenced several architectural groups in Holland, including De Stijl, The Amsterdam School and the New Objectivists. The building pictured below is Berlage’s Bourse or stock exchange in Art Deco style.

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