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.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Roy DeCarava

Happy Birthday Roy DeCarava!! Born in 1919, the American photographer won a scholarship to Cooper Union School of Art but transferred to Harlem Community Art Center. He took up photography initially to record events and images to use in his painting but ended up preferring it as a medium. He was the first African American to win the Guggenheim Award. His series of jazz musicians is his best known work and I am including one taken in 1967, of Duke Ellington, pianist, composer and big band leader.

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