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, November 6, 2010

Adolphe Sax

Happy Birthday Adolphe Sax!! Belgian born, Sax was a musical instrument designer who also played the clarinet and flute. His father was an instrument designer too, and renovated the French horn. Adolphe began his own designs when he was just a youngster and won awards for his flute and clarinet designs at age 15. He later went on to make changes on the bass clarinet and bugle, finally invented the saxophone and patented it in 1846.

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