Winter Atmosphere

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Among Painters who enjoyed winter we have examples from Pieter Bruegel to Claude Monet to Winslow Homer.   Homer’s windy studio on Prouts Neck, Maine was so cold the ice in his water bucket froze if it sat more than 4 … Continued

Time Traveling Bouquet

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Painting Flowers has an extraordinary history. For millennia Chinese artists used floral subjects to decorate ceramics, textiles, and paintings. Eventually Europeans would catch up. Caravaggio presented an early isolated basket of flowers. By 1600 Jan Brueghel the Elder made images … Continued

Winter Snowscapes

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1565 found Pieter Bruegel in his studio painting one of the earliest snow landscapes recorded in Europe (example 1). He was painting each of the seasons, a topical idea at the time.  A century later Poussin would repeat the theme … Continued