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.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Oskar Schlemmer

Happy Birthday Oskar Schlemmer!! German born, in 1888, this painter and sculptor was connected with the Bauhaus, where he was hired as Master of Form. Schlemmer worked with the Bauhaus for 9 years, running the sculpture and stage workshop until the Nazis determined he was unfit and he was dismissed. He created performance art focusing on the figure in space as well as painting, dealing with primarily stylized female form. In the final year before his death, in virtual seclusion, Schlemmer painted 18 small paintings from his window titled Fensterbilder (Window Pictures) one of which is found below.

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