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 5, 2010

Raymond Duchamp-Villon

Happy Birthday Raymond Duchamp-Villon!! French sculptor born today in 1876, Raymond Duchamp-Villon was one of six children, four of whom were artists. Marcel Duchamp is one of his brothers. He studied medicine in Paris but contracted rheumatic fever and pursued sculpture instead. Largely self-taught, he began with small statuettes, graduating to larger full sized sculptures. He and his brothers Marcel and Jacques Villon exhibited together at the Armory Show in New York, and are credited for helping establish modern art in America. Serving in World War I as a medic, Raymond succumbed to typhoid fever and died in 1916 as his career was taking off. His cubist sculpture The Horse is considered his greatest work.

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