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.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Georges Rouault

Happy Birthday Georges Rouault!! French painter, born in France in 1871, was quite poor and studied glass painting at an early age. Rouault was a student of Gustave Moreau. He underwent a spiritual crisis after which he became obsessed with evil. The derangement definitely shows in his paintings, some of which depict the plight of the world and Christ’s influence, as well as various noblemen. Testament to this is the painting titled The Old King, showing the dejected, worn out king. He painted in the Fauve tradition, with bold bright colors heavily outlined with black, sometimes resembling stained glass.

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