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, November 26, 2010

George Segal

Happy Birthday George Segal!! American born in 1924, not to be confused with the actor, was a painter and sculptor associated with the Pop movement. He is best known for his life-sized figures created from plaster gauze bandages. Segal used human models, wrapping them in sections with plaster bandages, allowing the gauze to harden and removed them, putting the forms back together. He then created scenes with the ghostly figures, at first leaving them white and later began painting them with bright colors. Segal eventually began casting the figures in bronze. I am including a plaster tableau here, Street Crossing, Montclair State University. 

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