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 12, 2010

Edvard Munch

Happy Birthday Edvard Munch!! The Norwegian was born in 1863 and closely associated with the Post-impressionists, and probably most aptly termed a “Symbolist”. He left Norway and went to Paris where he met Gauguin. Mentally unstable and plagued with alcoholism, Munch sought the answers to life through his art, treating it as a sort of self-analysis. In addition to painting, Munch also did graphic work in lithographs, and woodcuts. The image below is The Scream, stolen from the Munch Museum in Oslo, in 2004, but later recovered. It is tempera and oil pastel in cardboard.

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