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, September 6, 2010

Frank Fidler

Happy Birthday Frank Fidler!! Born in 1910 this self-taught artist is from Britain. He began as an Abstract Expressionist, further fueled by meeting Jackson Pollock. Fidler took part is several major exhibitions. He wrote about the unfolding of his work, “Even when a painting is physically finished the growth seems to continue, providing humus for seeds to come.” Clay became an interest for him in the 1960’sand he created two ceramic tile murals for St. Albans Civic Center. Fidler eventually turned to representational work and painted the landscape around his home in England for the remainder of his life. Unfortunately I was unable to locate any images of the ceramic murals, but the abstract painting below is an earlier work of Fidler's.

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