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, April 14, 2010

Gabriel de Saint-Aubins

Happy Birthday Gabriel de Saint-Aubins!! Born in France in 1724, Saint-Aubins focus was painting genre or scenes of everyday life in Paris. His livelihood was barely supported by his engravings but he longed to be a true painter and studied painting all his life. He failed to gain much recognition during his lifetime and was quite poor. His scenes have a genteel, calm quality to them as exhibited in the painting below.

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