Winter Wonderland: Famous Paintings of the Season

Winter Wonderland: Famous Paintings of the Season

 

“Stillness is the flower of winter, all hope waits beneath a blanket of white.” – Unknown.

Winter is a magical time of year, with a special and rare quietude in the air. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see a coat of snow painting the ground, trees and rooftops in a shimmering white. It also may be the most challenging season for artists to depict, but here is Bridgeman’s pick of some of the finest works from this chilly period:

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Snow Scene-Wanstead Park, Nils Hans Christiansen (late 19th century) / Chenil Galleries, London, UK

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Winter, (oil on canvas), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-93) / Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

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Drum bridge and Setting Sun Hill at Meguro, from the series ‘100 Views of Edo’, pub. by Uoya Eikichi, 1857, Utagawa or Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) / Roger Nyle Parisious Collection

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Winter Morning – Engadine (oil on canvas), Ivan Fedorovich Choultse (1874-1939) / © The Sullivan Collection

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In the Wild North, 1891 (oil on canvas), Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin (1832-98) / Kiev Museum of Ukranian Art, Kiev, Ukraine

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The Reverend Robert Walker skating on Duddingston Loch, 1795 (oil on canvas), Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) / © Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

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The Shortening Winter’s Day is Near a Close (oil on canvas), Joseph Farquharson (1846-1935) / © Lady Lever Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool

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View of Roofs (Snow Effect) or Roofs under Snow, 1878 (oil on canvas), Gustave Caillebotte (1848-94) / Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France

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Snow, Times Square 1, 2008 (oil on canvas), Bill Jacklin (Contemporary Artist) / Private Collection

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Winter Landscape, 1909 (oil on canvas), Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) / State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Snowy Landscape (oil on canvas), Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) / Musee de l’Orangerie, Paris, France

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Hunters in the Snow – January, 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525-69) / Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

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Winter Landscape, 1879 (oil on canvas), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) / Museum of Fine Arts (Szepmuveszeti) Budapest, Hungary

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The Polar Sea, 1824 (oil on canvas), Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) / Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

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Winter Landscape with a Church, c.1811 (oil on canvas), Caspar David Friedrich / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images

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New Snow in the Avenue, 1906 (oil on canvas), Edvard Munch (1863-1944) / Munch-museet, Oslo, Norway / De Agostini Picture Library / M. Carrieri

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Snow, Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, 1886 (oil on canvas), Paul Signac (1863-1935) / Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN, USA / Bequest of Putnam Dana McMillan

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Winter Landscape in Moonlight, 1919 (oil on canvas), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) / Detroit Institute of Arts, USA / Gift of Curt Valentin

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The Four Seasons: Winter, 1755 (oil on canvas), Francois Boucher (1703-70) / Frick Collection, New York, USA

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All images in this blog post are sourced from the Bridgeman website. See more paintings of winter.

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