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.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hyacinthe Rigaud

Happy Birthday Hyacinthe Rigaud!! Born in 1659, the Baroque French painter was the court painter for Louis XIV. His most well known portrait is of Louis XIV (below), but he painted numerous other court dignitaries as well. In the painting below, Rigaud is said to portray the pomp and majesty that goes along with a ruler with absolute power. Note the fine fabrics and textures in the garments.

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