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.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Niki de Saint Phalle

Happy Birthday Niki de Saint Phalle!! This French woman was born in 1930, originally Catherine Marie Agnes Fal de Saint Phalle, and was a sculptor, painter, and film maker. Her family moved to the US when she was three years old. At age eighteen she eloped, moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she began to paint. After a trip to Spain, Saint Phalle became enthralled with Antonio Gaudi’s work, especially his Park Guell, and was inspired to design a sculpture garden influenced by his fascinating, organic forms. Located in Tuscany, Italy, I am including Giardino dei Tarocchi (Tarot Garden), a mosaic tile covered menagerie of fantasy creatures, in my blog today.

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