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 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.
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.