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 Johan Barthold Jongkind!! Dutch born landscape painter, Jongkind is considered the forerunner to Impressionism and was a teacher and great influence for Monet. He lived primarily in France. Although his early work is reminiscent of previous Dutch landscape painters we've looked at, he quickly developed his own style. He painted outdoors (a new practice) and was fascinated with painting “slices of life” of the streets of Paris. He became acquainted with Manet and later Monet. His painting below is of a familiar Parisian view called The Seine and Notre-Dame in Paris.
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.