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.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jaques Lipchitz

Happy Birthday Jacques Lipchitz!! Lithuanian born sculptor, in 1891, Lipchitz worked in the Cubist style. His father was a building contractor, but after working with him for a time, he moved with his mother to Paris. He was greatly influenced by Auguste Rodin, Symbolist/Impressionist sculptor. Lipchitz methodically de-constructed the human figure to then re-assemble in a new and enlightening way. Figure (1926-30) represents one of the few examples of 20th century monumental sculpture. Created from bronze, the sculpture stands 7’1” high and is installed at the Guggenheim Museum, in New York.

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