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.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jim Dine

Happy Birthday Jim Dine!! American Pop artist, Jim Dine, was born in 1935. He first gained attention with his performance series called Happenings. These were a light contrast to Expressionism, popular in New York at the time. In the 60’s he exhibited various with artists such as Claus Oldenburg, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichenstien, and helped establish Pop Art. He lived in London for a time, but returned to the US. His work has moved from the everyday objects of Pop Art to nature now and Dine continues to show drawings, paintings and sculpture. Pinocchio has been a favorite subject of Dine; he sees him as a metaphor for art; a walking, talking stick. The nine meter bronze sculpture was installed in Boras, Sweden in 2008.

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