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.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Andrea del Sarto

Happy Birthday Andrea del Sarto!! Born in 1486, the Italian painter was working in Florence during the time Michelangelo and Raphael were in Rome. He had incredible feel for color and tone in his fresco painting. Soft light bathes his scenes in a Mannerist style. Unfortunately Del Sarto died prematurely at age 45, probably from the plague. I have included his Madonna del Arpie, which is considered a precursor for Mannerism.

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