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.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Anthony Caro

Happy Birthday Anthony Caro!! Today and tomorrow I will look at two contemporary Abstract sculptors, the first of which is Anthony Caro. English sculptor born in 1924, Caro began his apprenticeship at age 13 in the summers, served in the Royal Navy during World War II, studied sculpture at the Royal Academy and finally worked under Abstract sculptor Henry Moore. He has concentrated on large metal sculptors, seated directly on the ground, thus immediately engaging the viewer. His work is monumental in size, sometimes rusted and varnished as the one pictured below. Caro has also worked with handmade paper, odd parts of machinery, and other found objects.

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