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, December 13, 2010

Antonio Tapies

Happy Birthday Antonio Tapies!! Born in 1923, in Barcelona, Antonio Tapies began studying law, but abandoned it for painting in 1943. Influenced by Joan Miro and Paul Klee, Tapies was originally a Surrealist, but moved toward a more informal artistic style and began incorporating other materials into his work, known as mixed media. This would be his most important contribution to the art world. He helped found the movement known as Dau-ul Set, and used clay, marble dust and other waste materials in his low relief “paintings”. He currently lives in Barcelona, where a museum has been established in his name.

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