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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

George Jensen

Happy Birthday George Jensen!! The Danish silversmith was born in 1866 in Radvaad, Denmark, north of Copenhagen in the lush countryside. His father was employed in a knife making factory as a grinder and George was soon recognized as one with artistic talent. His family moved to Copenhagen so he could pursue his art through an apprenticeship to a goldsmith. He would eventually win a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen, as a sculpture student. Although he never did succeed as a sculptor, his silversmithing was greatly enhanced by this talent. Jensen was known as the “Father of Scandinavian Silver”. His work would later reflect nature in a unique style picked up in his silversmith studio and echoed still today. The gently flowing tea set below is named Blossom.

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