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.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Aelbert Cuyp

Happy Birthday Aelbert Cuyp!! Dutch painter, born in 1620, was the son of portrait and landscape painter, Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp. Aelbert was a pupil of his father’s and was also influenced by Dutch painters van Goyen and Salomen van Ruysdale. He was quite versatile, painting not only portraits and landscapes, but also animals and still life. He was interested in light effects and especially the “golden glow” achieved by the Italians. This particular painting, Cows in the Water, exemplifies his specialities, animals and landscapes. I love the play of images and light reflected in the standing water.

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