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 17, 2010

Walter Tandy Murch

Happy Birthday Walter Tandy Murch!! He was born in Canada in 1907 and studied art at the Ontario School of Art. Murch painted still life including machine parts, broken dolls and toys, brickwork, etc. The artist also created book illustrations, magazine covers and murals. He moved to New York in 1927 where he was to live for the rest of his life. His style is described as Realist, but the strange pairings and juxtaposition of objects suggest Surrealism or what has even been called "Magic Realism". Some of his works, such as the painting Gravity Experiment appear to be seen through frosted glass.

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