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 9, 2010

Minor White

Happy Birthday Minor White!! Born in America in 1907, Minor White was a photographer working in what was known as the west coast style of the 1950’s. He expanded on Alfred Stieglitz’s philosophy of the photograph as visual metaphor. White saw the goal of photography as the attempt “to get from the tangible to the intangible.” He strove to photograph real objects thus allowing the photograph to function as metaphor for the viewer’s imagination. The negative image of the photo below has been printed, giving the eerie illusion of the feet floating above the wood grain floor. The cuffs of the pants appear to flare and flame, further enhancing the supernatural impression.

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