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.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Allart van Everdingen

Happy Birthday Allart van Everdingen!! Born in 1626, the Dutch painter Allart van Everdingen was known as a landscape painter. After visiting Scandinavia he came back to Holland painting a new mountainous landscape with foreign elements such as pine trees and waterfalls, surprising his countrymen. His work influenced upcoming Dutch painters. His landscapes are all similar in theme, rustic cabins, and water tumbling down in the foreground, leading him to be known as the inventor of cascades. Not many of his paintings exist today, more drawings and etchings to be found.

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