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.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Margaret Bourke-White

Happy Birthday Margaret Bourke-White!! Born in 1904, this American photographer attended several universities studying herpetology (the study of reptiles), finally graduating from Cornell. She took up photography in college as a hobby, but quickly moved into the photojournalism scene, becoming one of the first women photojournalists. She worked for Life magazine for a time, (in fact she had the first cover)photographing combat zones and the death camps during World War II. Throughout the years she wrote several books about her experiences, including an autobiography Portrait of Myself, in 1963, after she developed Parkinson's disease and was no longer to take photos. The picture below is Ghandi with his Spinning Wheel.

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