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, June 17, 2010

Charles Eames

Happy Birthday Charles Eames!! The American designer was born in 1907, in St. Louis, and with his wife, Ray, made major contributions to furniture and architecture design. His father was an architect and by age 14 Charles was learning drawing, engineering, and architecture and developing his design sense. He studied in St. Louis and met his first wife, they married in 1929, but divorced in 1941. Eames studied and worked at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, where he met his second wife, Ray. They married and moved to California where they worked together for the rest of their lives. The Eames worked on architecture, furniture and film innovations. The best known project was their own home, called the Eames House or House Case Study #8, built in 1949, in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California. It is a showpiece to this day, a marvel of modern architecture, constructed entirely of industrial steel pieces.

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