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.

Friday, June 11, 2010

John Constable

Happy Birthday John Constable!! English painter, born in 1776, to a miller, and living in the peaceful English countryside, Constable claims, “These scenes made me a painter.” He began by painting portraits as well as landscapes, but after his marriage he concentrated solely on landscapes. He created his landscapes by first making a study, painting outside in oils, next he using this as the basis of his final work. Clouds were a focus in many of Constable's paintings. He was made a member of the Royal Academy just 8 years before his death, his genius not realized until much later after his death. The Hay-Wain was displayed at the Salon in Paris in 1924 and was greatly received.

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