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 George Morland!! The English painter was born in 1763. His father was an engraver and George showed talent at an early age, even exhibiting some paintings at the Royal Academy by age 10. His fondness of nature was apparent in his art, as he favored rustic genre scenes of farm animals and country folk. Unfortunately Morland lived beyond his means and spent quite a bit of time dodging creditors. The last eight years of his life he produced over 900 paintings and 1000 drawings! His power of observation and the skill of execution were superb. Inside of a Stable is one of his finest works.
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.