New York City was originally a colony of the Dutch, so maybe it’s no coincidence that the aftermath of Sunday and Monday’s storm put me in mind of some Netherland Baroque landscapes. Here’s Hendrick Avercamp’s 1608 “Winter Landscape with Iceskaters”.
Click through for some more of my favorite winter pictures.
Catherine Opie’s Ice Houses
Catherine Opie’s documentary photos of fishermen’s makeshift icehouses perched precariously on a horizon split between white sky and white snow are chilling enough on their own.
Childe Hassam’s Boston Common in the Snow
To me, this is the classic painted image of Boston that sits in my mind every winter. Strolling around the Common in the snow, the twilight lit only by periodic lampposts. Just beautiful.
David Hammons’ Snowball Sale
For this piece, the artist stood on a sidewalk in Harlem and sold snowballs whose prices depended on their size, a conceptual gesture that commented on commodity culture. Also, it’s fun, and super winter-y.
Any other works that just scream snow to you? Leave them below, I’d love to collect some more.
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I love it!
Love this one, I totally forgot about it. Probably the coldest painting ever. For comment readers, this is: Caspar David Friedrich’s “The Sea of Ice” from 1824
I would like to point out this is obviously the best representation ever and it’s closer to home than the others: http://gothamist.com/upload/2010/12/burgstrikesback1210.jpg
Two Towers by Alfred Stieglitz is a snowy masterpiece. Imagine the challenge of a large format plate camera in the snow and cold.
the island belonged to the Indians long before the Dutch, and long live David Hammons hes the king.
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