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 7, 2010

Rosalba Carriera

Happy Birthday Rosalba Carriera!! Born in 1675, this Italian painter was one of the few women painters of the time. She was the daughter of a lacemaker (mother) and began with lace patterns, but she became a portrait painter and a painter of miniatures on ivory snuff boxes. She is highly regarded for her finished pastel work. Although she traveled Europe, Carriera was a Venitian and a student of her brother-in-law Pellegrini. Her work was quite popular amongst the aristocratic society of the 18th century, exhibiting modern Rococo details. The self-portrait below shows Carriera painting a portrait of her sister.

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