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, April 26, 2010

Dorthea Lange!!

...but first I have to post yesterday's birthday! I got caught up in other things on the computer yesterday and simply forgot that I had not posted my daily artist birthday...sorry about that! Happy Birthday Cy Twombly!! This contemporary American artist was born on April 25, 1920 and paints large scale graffiti style paintings. His work is solid light fields with scribbled drawn and painted images, some scrawled words and phrases. Twombly is 81 years old and exhibits worldwide.

Happy Birthday Dorthea Lange!! American photographer born in 1895, Dorthea Lange was a prominent artist of the Great Depression era. She had a knack of capturing the moment and making a statement with her images. She was part of an effort on behalf of the Resettlement Administration (later known as the Farm Security Administration) to document the plight of the American farmer. Her photographs are poignant and truly tug at your heart strings. An anonymous blurred child in the background gazes at the pitiful family group below.

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