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, October 2, 2010

Jacob van Strij

Happy Birthday Jacob van Strij!! Born in the Netherlands in 1756, Jacob van Strij, the son of a painter, studied in Antwerp Academy, as did his brother Abraham. He became a landscape painter and also created several wall hangings for clients. His painting was hindered by health problems including gout. The Landscape with Cattle (1850) below is an oil painting on wood and hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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