Van Gogh's Ear is an in depth look at famous artists on their birthday. A post will be made each day about a famous artist, his/her art, interesting facts, personal experiences, etc. on their birthday. So, lend me your ear...
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.
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.
I am an art educator, 26 years in the profession. An avid art history buff, I love traveling all over the world seeking out personal favorites. I am a watercolorist, ceramic sculptor, weaver and also work with handmade paper and artist books. I also work in collaboraion with my husband, Craig, who is a metal sculptor.