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.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hannah Frank

Happy Birthday Hannah Frank!! Daughter of Jewish Russian refugee, Frank was born in Scotland in 1908. Her father was a camera maker and Hannah followed his career path to become an artist after studying art at University of Glasgow. She wrote poetry and created drawings, but then moved into sculpture. As a persecuted Jew, her work dealt with the grim realities of her life as well as that of her family members. A poetry competition is held in her name, in Scotland. The Bust pictured below is representative of her work: spare, anonymous figures in various poses, made of clay. Many of her sculptures have been cast in bronze, however due to her stipulation, no more than 12 of any sculpture can be cast for sale.

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