5 Paintings about Winter

5 Pinturas sobre o Inverno

winter paintings
Warm up your space with a timeless piece of art inspired by the flamboyant beauty of this season. Are you looking for a piece of art to commemorate an important moment, to gift a loved one or are you simply a lover of the fine arts? The artworks explore the surrounding space, bringing joy to a home or office.Vincentvan Gogh, Monet,Caspar DavidFriedrich, 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 cooler colors lead.

Landscape with Snow byVincentvan Gogh, 1888
Disillusioned with the café society of Parisian artists and the oppressive melancholy of urban winter,Vincentvan Goghleft Paris in mid-February 1888 to find rejuvenation in the healthy 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 cold spell. Fearless,Vincentvan Gogh painted Landscape with Snow in February, when the snow was already melting. The artist suggests the uneven covering of snow through smears of brown paint.Vincentvan GoghI avidly collected Japanese prints, so this painting may have been inspired by these snow scenes. At the same time it also follows the conventions of Dutch landscape painting of the 17th century, however, unlike Dutch panoramas with a wide expanse of sky, the present work focuses on the terrain.

Vincentvan Gogh| P55 Magazine | P55.ART

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

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

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"Cairn in Snow" by Caspar David Friedrich, 1807
Cairn in Snow is a landscape painting, depicting a pagan burial site nestled between 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 off. The painting depicts a romantic scene in nature, a snapshot of a winter day near the town of Gutzkow in 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 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 surrendering to the disaster, which caused the trees to be destroyed. 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, with the stones being the focal point of the painting and protecting the ancient secrecy 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 oaks, 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 Switzerland's Grindelwald Glacier in 1948. After direct experience with these spaces, he tried to combine multiple views “from above, across 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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