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 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.
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.