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 7, 2010

Gerard Dou

Happy Birthday Gerard Dou!! Dutch painter born in 1613, Dou was a pupil of Rembrandt. He painted small genre scenes filled with activity. His work was totally dissimilar however, when compared to Rembrandt’s dark, rather heavy portraits. Dou was said to use a concave mirror to aid in creating the finely intricate work, using a grid of silk thread. He painted subjects in candlelight with incredible clarity. One of his most famous portraits is the Dutch Housewife.

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