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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

William Morris Hunt

Happy Birthday William Morris Hunt!! This artist was born in America in 1824, a painter and teacher, Hunt was influential in encouraging his students to study what artists were doing in Paris at the time. He studied under Millet, a precursor to Impressionism. His work was largely figurative portraiture, but he did move into landscape murals in his later years. The painting of Niagra Falls is quite large, 62"X99", and truly conveys the enormity of the Falls!

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