#winter

Asian Art

Need Some Chilling? The Art of Ukiyo-e – Japanese Winter Prints

The Ukiyo-e genre of art flourished in Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries. The term translates as “picture[s] of the floating...

Zuzanna Stańska, Kate Wojtczak 3 July 2021

Snowy Russian Winter in Konstantin Korovin’s Eyes

If one thinks of winter in Russia, one usually imagines loads of snow, fur hats, and hip flasks filled with some warming drink. What was winter like...

Magda Michalska 29 January 2021

Sport

Ice Skating Artwork – A Visual Journey on Ice

Ice skating is a beloved winter activity and I’ve been an avid participant (all year round) since I was a little girl. As such, I really enjoy...

Alexandra Kiely 28 January 2021

The Idyllic Winters in Croatian Naïve Art

Croatian naïve art is a specific style of art which originated in a small rural municipality called Hlebine. It began simply as an appreciation of...

Marija Canjuga 27 January 2021

Renaissance

Pieter Bruegel: Hunters in the Snow. Hidden Stories and Meanings

In the ‘Bruegel Room’ in Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, twelve paintings hang in the space. They cover the final ten year period of the life...

Wendy Gray 25 January 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Cuno Amiet, Snowy Landscape (Deep Winter)

These are the shortest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s dark and cold outside, but there are two things which brighten the...

Kate Wojtczak 27 December 2020

Literature

The Snow Queen – Book Illustrations

The Snow Queen is one of the most beautiful winter tales. Originally published on December 21st, 1844, it is Hans Christian Andersen’s longest...

Errika Gerakiti 24 December 2020

Childhood Memories and Winter Charm by Vladimír Kompánek

Considered by many to be the Slovak Kandinsky, we would like to present to you the famous Slovak sculptor and painter Vladimír Kompánek who,...

Caroline Galambosova 23 December 2020

European Art

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Snowy Landscape Paintings to Enjoy

Snow. You either love it, or hate it. Are you able to picture a fresh snow fall in your mind? Or is it falling outside your window as you read this...

Rachel Witte 21 December 2020

Arcimboldo’s Allegories of the Seasons

Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s paintings of the four seasons have astonished audiences from the sixteenth century to this day. Even though, allegorical...

Anastasia Manioudaki 24 September 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Abbey in the Oakwood by Caspar David Friedrich

Sadness and desolation fill this scene like an oppressive melancholy. The sun is dying behind the horizon as fog enshrouds the ground. Skeletal trees...

James W Singer 14 June 2020

Asian Art

Hiroshige’s Winter Views of Edo

One of the most famous woodblock printers of the late Edo period in Japan, Hiroshige, produced a series of a hundred views showing Edo city...

Magda Michalska 21 December 2019