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.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Alexander Calder

Happy Birthday Alexander Calder!! The American sculptor was born in 1898. He began as an engineer and gravitated to art, credited for inventing the mobile. The kinetic sculptures are flat shapes that suspend and float through the air. “Each element able to move, to stir, to oscillate, to come and go in its relationships with the other elements in its universe.” He also created “stabiles” mobiles rooted to the ground on a base. His work has been described as playful unions of engineering and sculpture. Calder is known as the most influential sculptor of our time.

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