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, March 27, 2010

Edward Steichen

Happy Birthday Edward Steichen!!  Luxembourg born, American photographer and museum curator was born on this day in 1879. His work was featured in Steiglitz' Camera Work. He furthered his photography career serving in World Wars I and II, later moving to pictorial photography, fashion photography, and finally directed an award winning documentary: The Fighting Lady. He opened well-known New York gallery 291, featuring artists including Matisse, Rodin, Picasso, etc. A print of The Pond--Moonlight, the photo below, was sold at auction in 2006, bringing the highest bid ever for a photograph: $2.9 million.

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