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 9, 2010

Xavier Mellery

Happy Birthday Xavier Mellery!! The Symbolist painter and illustrator was born today in Belgium, in 1845, the son of a gardener at the Royal Palace at Laeken. He was a student at Brussels Academy of Fine Arts for many years, and then traveled to Italy to study the Renaissance masters. Although not well known, I did manage to find out a little information about the artist. His paintings are primarily intimate, mystical searches for true meaning or an attempt to get to the essence of his subjects. I particularly love the painting below: Letting Out Secrets, graphically illustrating the web we weave when we reveal a secret!

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