It’s been about a month since the winter solstice, and strangely (may I not regret saying this), we’ve seen very little snow here in Boston. Most of us can probably agree that snow is beautiful, but probably more so if you don’t have to commute to work in it or it hasn’t turned black from street dirt and car fumes. Full of character, diverse in form – be it fluffy, crystalline, whipped up into a frozen frenzy like tips of meringue pie, weighty, fast-falling, or barely discernible in little white dots meandering softly down through the air – it’s easy to see why artists paint snow. It’s pretty cool stuff.
Back around the time of the winter solstice, Huffington Post’s Arts & Culture section ran a piece on the best snow scenes in art. There are likely lots of wonderful paintings that never get the kind of exposure that artists like Wassily Kandinsky (whose fabulous no-white “Winter Landscape” is included) or Camille Pissarro do, but even if these 19 featured aren’t the best that exist in the world, I have to agree most of them are pretty special.
See Huffington Post’s 19 of the Best Snow Scenes in Art.
Pictured: “Snow Waves” Copyright © 2014 Paula Ogier