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.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Giovanni Battista Natali III

Happy Birthday Giovanni Battista Natali III !! Born in Pontremoli, Italy in 1698, the Baroque artist was a sculptor and painter.  His father, Frances was a painter. Natali left Pontremoli for Parma where he worked, and was highly regarded. Natali was also art director of Teatro Regio, in Parma. He later moved to Piacenza continuing theater work as well as painting. I love the emotion depicted in the ship in distress below, (note the crocodiles in the lower center and the oncoming storm) typical of the Baroque style.

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