Van Gogh's Ear is an in depth look at famous artists on their birthday. A post will be made each day about a famous artist, his/her art, interesting facts, personal experiences, etc. on their birthday. So, lend me your ear...
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.
Happy Birthday Felix Vallotton!! Born in 1865, this painter/printmaker came from a poor family from Lausanne, Switzerland. Beginning at age 17, he studied art at the Academie Julian in Paris for 3 years. He was connected to Les Nabis, an artistic group including members Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. Vallotton was instrumental in the development of the woodcut, creating over 200 in his lifetime. 1700 paintings, drawings and sculptures as well as novels, essays and stage plays are credited to Vallotton.
I am an art educator, 26 years in the profession. An avid art history buff, I love traveling all over the world seeking out personal favorites. I am a watercolorist, ceramic sculptor, weaver and also work with handmade paper and artist books. I also work in collaboraion with my husband, Craig, who is a metal sculptor.