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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Max Bill

Happy Birthday Max Bill!! Swiss artist, born 1908, was an architect, graphic designer, and painter. He studied at the Bauhaus and then moved to Zurich where he eventually founded a school of arts. Bill is thought to be the most influential figure in Swiss graphic design, writing and creating profoundly progressive work. His designs are said to be elegant, precise and proportionate. He integrated science and mathematical theories into his art. Two examples are displayed at the Mercedes-Benz  Museum: Construction from 30 Identical Elements with the “Mercedes Star” in the center, and his sculptural variation of the Mobius Strip in white granite.

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