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, June 23, 2010

Carl Milles

Happy Birthday Carl Milles!! The Swedish sculptor was born in 1875 and best known for his sculptural fountains. He planned to manage a gymnastics school in Chile, but after a stop in Paris he became interested in art. He was an assistant to Rodin for a time, working in his workshop in Paris. He married an artist, Olga and following a 2 year stay in Munich, they moved to Sweden in 1906, and built Millesgarden. This was to be their home, eventually becoming a foundation donated to the Swedish people. The couple traveled to America where Milles was a visiting sculptor at Cranbrook Educational Community. He created several sculptures for various sites across the US. They returned to Millesgarden in 1951 and lived there until his death in 1955. Many of his sculptures remain on the grounds there. The sculpture below is titled Statue of God, Putting Stars in the Sky, and stands in Stockholm, Sweden’s harbor.

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