Paul Gustave Fischer, A Street Scene in Winter, Copenhagen, 1900
Caspar David Friedrich, 1827, Early Snow
Leonid Afremov, n.d, Winter Mood
George Bellows, 1910, Blue Snow the Battery
Alfred Sisley, 1874, Snow on the Road Louveciennes
Hendrick Avercamp, n.d, Skaters
Andy Goldsworthy, n.d, Snow Circles
January by Grant Wood, 1940
Oak Tree in the Snow by Caspar David Friedrich, 1829. There is a freshness and lightness to this piece, especially in the way the snow lines the dark branches of the rather dead looking oak tree.
Snow at Louveciennes by Alfred Sisley, 1878. This is such a gorgeous winter scene by British Impressionist Sisley, (he was born in Paris to British parents, but spent most of his life working in France). Notice how even in depicting white snow, Sisley uses numerous shades of grey and brown to create light and depth, a typical Impressionist trait.
Snow Circles by Andy Goldsworthy, [n.d]. I’ve been a fan of Goldsworthy’s work for a long time now, as I was first introduced to his styles in primary school. He uses only natural materials and resources, even using tree sap and saliva as glue. Unlike many site-specific artists, Goldsworthy collaborates closely with nature and is careful not to tamper with the progression of ecosystems.