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.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Emil Nolde

Happy Anniversary to my parents Todd and Betty Lou Crittenden, who had my Dad still been alive, would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary today!

Happy Birthday Emil Nolde!! German born Expressionist painter and printmaker from 1867, Nolde, painted landscapes and Bilblical scenes. His work has a primitive quality and depicts rather fierce, even tormented, images. Nazi persecution could have played a part in his “rugged, unrefined” handling of the subject matter. His Christians are portrayed as German peasants in The Last Supper (below). In 1907 he came in contact with Die Brucke in Dresden, who no doubt had an impact on his art as he, theirs.

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