In what I think is both a terrific idea and a beautiful result, Irene Gallo, art director of Tor Books, posted a column yesterday on Tor.com to mark the Winter Solstice in which she had asked 20 contemporary illustrators to suggest some of their favorite images of winter.
The article features images of some of the selections, and they range across a wonderful variety of artists, styles and time periods.
In addition, there are comments from Gallo and the illustrators and a number of links out to information about some of the artists represented in the chosen work.
Much to my delight, along with some favorites there were several artists with whom I was not familiar. A nice winter treat.
(Images above: N.C. Wyeth, Hermann Vogel, Dean Cornwell, Aleksey Savrasov, Ivan Bilibin, John Fabian Carlson, Michael Whelan)
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2 Replies to “Picturing Winter on Tor.com”
Great idea and excellent artists.
One small clarification: it is Alexey Savrasov, not Sarasov; the pictured painting is called The rooks has come back, and it has been included in all school textbooks in Russia as an illustration for Spring, not Winter. I remember our Russian Language teacher instructing us to write an essay on that painting, explaining just how, by what pictorial means the artist suggests the season.
Corrected, thanks. Thanks also for the link. Savrasov is one of the artists mentioned in the post who is new to me, and I’m looking forward to searching out more of his work.
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