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, December 24, 2010

Edgar Brandt

Happy Birthday Edgar Brandt!! The French metalworker was born in 1880 and worked in the Art Deco style. He was born in Paris and moved with his family when he was 4 to Orleans. He served 2 years in the French military and there became enamored with weapons design. Following his stint in the military he was instrumental in weaponry as well as ornamental iron. Brandt designed and built monumental gates, balustrades, and smaller pieces. His designs introduced French Art Deco to the world with stylized organic ornamentation. He opened galleries in New York and Paris. He lived the last 20 years of his life in Switzerland.

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