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.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wynn Bullock

Happy Birthday Wynn Bullock!! Born in 1902, American photographer Wynn Bullock began as a concert tenor, but while studying in Paris in the 1920s became fascinated by artists such as Cezanne, Man Ray and Maholy-Nagy. Upon his return to the US, Bullock turned to photography, working closely with Edward Weston. He was aligned with a small group of photographers who worked in the west coast style of “straight” or “pure” photography. They were interested in photo images without manipulation rather than pictorial photography. Bullock was especially interested in the mystical, surrealist aspects of his subjects and was known for his nudes as well as landscapes. He also was interested in commercial photography. The photo below is the cover of his book: Master of Photography.

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