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.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Hubert Gravelot

Happy Birthday Hubert Gravelot!! The French Illustrator was born in 1699. He studied under engraver Francois Boucher. Gravelot immigrated to London in 1732, and became an instructor at the St. Martin’s Lane Academy (the forerunner to the Royal Academy). It is reported that he used intricate mannequins for his models when creating the illustrations, designed in London, jointed even at the fingers! Gravelot introduced the Rococo style to London through his engravings and illustrations. He is credited for creating illustrations in the Rococo style for works written by William Shakespeare and novels such as Samuel Richardson’s Pamela, pictured below.

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