5 Paintings Highlight the Beauty of Winter

5 Pinturas destacam a beleza do Inverno

Paintings about Winter
Warm up your space with a timeless work of art inspired by this season's extravagant beauty. Are you looking for a piece of art to commemorate an important moment, to offer a loved one, or are you simply a lover of visual arts? Works of art explore the surrounding space, bringing joy to a home or office.Vincent van Gogh, Monet, Casper David Friedrich, among other painters, created winter landscapes that highlight the beauty of this season. Discover several works with diverse elements, from figuration, with the mountains full of snow, to more abstract works, where the coldest colors lead.

Landscape with Snow by Vincent van Gogh, 1888
Disillusioned with Parisian artists' café society and the oppressive melancholy of urban winter,Vincent van Gogh he left Paris in mid-February 1888 to find rejuvenation in the wholesome atmosphere of sunny Arles. When he got off the train in the southern city, however, he was confronted by a snowy landscape, the result of a record period of cold. Fearless,Vincent van Gogh  he painted Snowy Landscape in February, when the snow was already melting. The artist suggests the uneven coverage of snow through blotches of brown paint.Vincent van Gogh he avidly collected Japanese prints, so this painting may have been inspired by these snowy scenes. At the same time, it also follows the conventions of 17th-century Dutch landscape painting, however, unlike Dutch panoramas with a wide expanse of sky, the present work focuses on the terrain.

Vincent van Gogh | P55 Magazine | P55.ART

Snow Scene at Argenteuil de Claude Monet
In 1871,Claude Monet moved with his family to Argenteuil, a northwest suburb of Paris. For six years, he painted around 200 pictures of the city. This work is one of 18 canvases by Argenteuil that record the snowy winter of 1874/5. Figures creeping along the road approach the railway station, while brown wagon tracks undulating in the distance draw our eyes to the horizon. the focus ofClaude Monet it's in the atmospheric conditions: it's a cloudy afternoon and the sun is disappearing from the sky. The palette is almost monochrome, the whites, blues and grays warm with shades of pink and accented with occasional pops of bolder colour. The paint on the foreground road is thicker than elsewhere in the work, perhaps to suggest the physical presence of deep snow.

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Winter Landscape by Wassily Kandinsky, 1911
Early in his career, Kandinsky developed a color theory that attributed synesthetic, almost mystical powers to certain combinations of tones. This depiction of a snow-covered field landscape is one of his last figurative compositions before turning entirely to the abstraction. In this very figurative work, the sky is represented in shades of yellow with green and white effects, the path to the small house in the center glows in pink, and the hillside is a profusion of improvised colored spots.

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"Cairn in Snow" by Caspar David Friedrich, 1807
Cairn in Snow is a landscape painting, depicting a pagan burial site set amongst 3 oak trees. The scene is placed next to the city of Gutzkow, Germany. The artwork has a haunted look, depicting barren trees during winter. In ancient times, a group of trees symbolized initiation rituals and secrecy. They were considered untouchable. But the trees appear to have been abandoned and most of the branches have been cut. The painting depicts a romantic scene in nature, a snapshot of a winter day near the town of Gutzkow, Germany. Three stones are placed one on top of the other in the center of the painting, the largest stone on top of the two smaller ones, suggesting the secrecy of a burial place. The three oaks protect the site, although they are sacred and cannot be harmed, they appear to have been cut down. The melancholy mood of the whole scene is amplified by one of the trees leaning back, as if in surrender to the disaster, which caused the destruction of the trees. The other two trees are tall and try to protect the sacred cemetery. The fog does not allow the viewer to see what lies behind the burial site. The natural elements honor the impressive magnitude of the scene, the stones being the central point of the painting and protecting the ancient secret and tradition. Nature is the focus of the painter's work as an escape from superficial values. The painting is a symbol of resistance to life and immortality. The sacred burial site is placed between three massive oak trees, which show signs of battle. Snow, which symbolizes purity, is an allegory of the beauty of life. Nature, in its entirety, protects ancient traditions.

Caspar David Friedrich | P55 Magazine | P55.ART

Glacier Crystal, Grindelwald by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, 1950
Barns-Graham lived in St. Ives and his artwork combines natural themes with the influence of older abstract artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo. This is one of several works painted after a visit to the Grindelwald Glacier, Switzerland, in 1948. After direct experience with these spaces, he tried to combine multiple views “from above, through and around, as a bird flies, a total experience ”, with the monumental form of cold, light and the contrast between solidity and glassy transparency.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham | P55 Magazine | P55.ART

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