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, July 21, 2010

Sir John Gilbert

Happy Birthday Sir John Gilbert!! Born in England in 1817, Gilbert was known as the Shakespeare artist of the 19th century, painting and illustrating for numerous Shakespearean plays, in the Romantic tradition. He was self taught, unable to enter the Royal Academy. He learned wood engraving and created hundreds of illustrations for Shakespeare’s works. His biggest endeavor was illustrating The Works of Shakespeare 1864, creating over 750 illustrations for the three-volume set. Queen Victoria knighted Sir John in 1872. The engraving below is titled Macbeth Visits the Three Witches.

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