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.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Johan Barthold Jongkind

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.

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