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.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Joshua Johnson

Happy Birthday Joshua Johnson!! Born in 1783, Joshua Johnson was the first successful African American artist. Self-trained portrait artist, Johnson was declared a free man at age 20. Little historical information is available about Johnson. Actually more is known about his clients that the artist himself. His portraits are described as rather stiff and formal, his figures usually holding objects.

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