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.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Benvenuto Cellini

Happy Birthday Benvenuto Cellini!! The Florentine goldsmith and sculptor was born in 1500. As many artists of the time, he idolized Michelangelo. He was a fine craftsman trained as a goldsmith. He left Florence under questionable circumstances for Rome, and then to France after murder allegations caused him to flee. In the then popular Mannerist style, Cellini created the Nymph of Fontainebleau, which resides in the Louvre today. A masterpiece created in the style of Michelangelo is his Perseus group, located in Rome, the head of which I am including here.

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