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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Robert Morris

Happy Birthday Robert Morris!! Born in Kansas City in 1931, Morris is a Minimalist sculptor also interested in performance art as well as land art. He studied art at Kansas State University, the Kansas City Art Institute and Reed College. Morris began as a painter, but became after studying film of Pollock in “process” he became fascinated with conceptual art and the idea of the process of making art an art in itself. His minimalist sculpture began with industrial materials: plywood, steel, mesh, and gradually gave way to softer materials. By the 70’s Morris was immersed in experiments and installations of various mediums, etc. Social comment plays a part in Morris’ recent work as  evidenced in Tar Babies of the New World Order pictured below (This work has been referred to as Maximun Resistance to Separation, also) and is the title of a book Morris wrote as well.  I have searched for reviews of this book with no luck...anyone out there have a comment?

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