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 28, 2010

Yves Klein

Happy Birthday Yves Klein!! The French born artist (1928) attempted to create art that would so engage the viewer that no picture, no book, no sculpture was needed; that the imprint of the work would be enough. As a result, he created voids…or pictures that were solid (mostly) blue. He also worked with performance art, torso sculptures, live nudes painted (blue) etc. He was on a quest to find just the right blue…so as to convey his concepts accurately. Needless to say his art was largely misunderstood and he died at an early age in 1962 from a heart attack, with his work never really accepted until after his death.

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