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.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Solomon Willard

Happy Birthday Solomon Willard!! The American carver and architect was born in 1788. His father was a carpenter and Solomon followed in his footsteps. His greatest achievement may have been the designing and overseeing of the first “obelisk” (tall, narrow tapering monument ending in a pyramid) in Massachusetts: The Bunker Hill Monument. It is 221 foot tall, constructed of granite and commemorates the infamous Battle of Bunker Hill. It was constructed from 1827-43.

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