He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
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- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Solstice 2013

Posted by Charley Parker at 6:27 pm

Winter paintings: John Henry Twachtman, Gustave Courbet, Caspar David Friedrich, Antoine Blanchard, Ivan Bilibin, Neil Welliver, Alphonse Mucha, Ivan Shishkin, Maxfield Parrish, Andrew Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth, Toshi Yoshida
A few winter images to mark the winter solstice today.

If you want more, revisit Irene Gallo’s “Picturing Winter: A Solstice Celebration” from 2011.

Images above: John Henry Twachtman, Gustave Courbet, Caspar David Friedrich, Antoine Blanchard, Albert Bierstadt, Ivan Bilibin, Neil Welliver, Alphonse Mucha, Ivan Shishkin, Maxfield Parrish, Andrew Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth, Toshi Yoshida)

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  1. Comment by Kate
    Saturday, December 21, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    That’s just what I needed. Too hot down here in New Zealand today!

  2. Comment by Sherrill
    Saturday, December 21, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

    Lots to love on this page! The richness of colors in Courbet’s fox’s coat, the brilliant colors of winter in Parrish’s landscape, the lovely, sensuous lines of Mucha’s work and I could go on and on! They are all lovely! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Comment by Nancy Ewart
    Saturday, December 21, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

    Every one of these is a beauty! Maxfield Parrish’s luminous blue snow really catches the eye.

  4. Comment by Bill Carman
    Sunday, December 22, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    I love these seasonal posts from Irene.

  5. Comment by Leo
    Sunday, December 22, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    The top Twachtman is a particularly good example of his early work. I made the trip down to old lyme hoping to see it on view at the florence griswold (it wasn’t), and was in the end lucky enough to have someone take me in the vault for a quick look at it. It’s a great twachtman, if more academic than most of his work. Really well painted.

  6. Comment by Leo
    Sunday, December 22, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    Also, edouard cortes painted winter light effects well. that’s a nice one.

  7. Comment by Charley Parker
    Sunday, December 22, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    As did Eugene Galien-Laloue

  8. Comment by lorette
    Monday, December 23, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

    Thank you also for Irene Gallo’s link, and happy holidays to all!
    Ancient/classical history: ‘The time when the nights are the longest and the days the shortest.’
    http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/winterholidays/p/WinterHolidays.htm
    http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/calendar/saturnalia.html

  9. Comment by lisa b
    Friday, December 27, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    what a visual tonic; what a balm! thank you so much for these!

  10. Comment by TamilNetOnline
    Saturday, December 28, 2013 @ 12:40 am

    When the winter solstice is appear, the day will be shortest and nights will be large

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