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 23, 2010

Philipp Otto Runge

Happy Birthday Phillipp Otto Runge!! Born in Germany in 1777, Runge apprenticed to be a merchant, as his father, but, always being artistic, took drawing lessons at age 20. He began to paint in oils in the Romantic style. He eventually married and with the birth of his children his career also took off. He painted large format pictures such as the one below. Runge died at the early age of 33 of tuberculosis.

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