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 Red Grooms!! American born in 1937, Grooms a multi- media artist is best known for his installation pieces, experimental film, and printmaking. The work is comprised of large icons of Americana, caricatures, and satirical messages. His media included fiberglass, paper mache, wood, etc. One of his most famous installations is Ruckus Manhattan. In Groom’s words ruckus is a southern word, meaning ”disorderly commotion”. Viewers become participants in the interactive extravaganza.
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.