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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Louis Vivin

Happy Birthday Louis Vivin!! Born in 1861, the French painter studied art at the secondary school, Epinal. Unable to support himself at his art, he was hired by the postal service and traveled around rural France. He was finally able to pursue his art after retirement and is known as a primitive or naïve artist. His work is quaint and simple as exemplified below. Note the geometric lines used to define the details in the Paris Opera House.

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