Claude Monet, Snow Scene at Argenteuil, 1875
Gustave Caillebotte, Boulevard Haussmann, Snow, 1880-81
Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water in winter
Hiroshige, Snow Falling on a Town, ukiyo-e print, 1833
George Bellows, Love of Winter, 1914
Vincent Van Gogh, Landscape in the Snow, 1888
Alfred Stieglitz, Winter 5th Avenue, 1892
Paul Gauguin, Breton Village in Snow, 1888
Since it is clearly not going to snow in Atlanta this year over the holidays (it is currently 70 degrees and raining), I thought it would be nice to bring the 'feeling of winter' to everyone by way of a "round-up" of winter paintings.
Paintings of snow scenes have long been favorites of mine. Anytime landscapes come into the gallery, I always seem to have a penchant for the singular one that depicts a snowy winter moment. Winter landscapes are hard to capture because it often means painting with many different shades of white that have been manipulated 'just so' to portray light, shade, forms and reflections. That being said, when it is done right, the result is usually breathtaking.
I do admittedly have some ties to winter and the snow (getting engaged on December 25 and getting married the following December in Aspen, Colorado). My husband and I are both avid skiers and jump at the chance to get out West or up North to the snow in winter whenever we can. With the new gallery, this year that may be a bit difficult. So, in the meantime, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....