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 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.
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.