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.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Francisco Ribalta

Happy Birthday Francisco Ribalta!! Spanish painter born in 1555, Ribalta was an artist of the Baroque period who began by studying Spanish painter in Madrid and developing a Mannerist style. He eventually settled in Valencia, where he remained for the rest of his life. His paintings exhibit a tenebrist style, featuring darkness and heavily modeled figures. A deeply spiritual man, he painted primarily religious subjects. The painting below is an excellent example of tenebroso, Deposed Christ Hugging St. Bernard.

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