Winter Wonderlands

English

Winter is coming!

Here is a gallery of 10 Winter related artworks:

Caspar David Friedrich: Winterlandschaft, 1811

Caspar David Friedrich: Winter Landscape, 1811 (London version)
Caspar David Friedrich: Winter Landscape, 1811 (London version)

A bit creepy, a bit Christmassy, the painting by Caspar David Friedrich is stunning, as are most of his paintings. The sense of scale is amazing. Actually, two versions of the painting exist. London claims to have the right one: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/research/winter-landscape

Karl Blechen: Landschaft im Winter bei Mondschein, 1829

Karl Blechen: Landschaft im Winter bei Mondschein, 1829
Karl Blechen: Landschaft im Winter bei Mondschein, 1829

I first saw this painting earlier this year, in the Louvre “De l’Allemagne” exhibition. Karl Blechen was specialized in fantastic landscapes, and this one, while not fantastic at first glance, certainly fascinates the viewer with a misty otherworldly feel.

John Atkinson Grimshaw: A Wintry Moon, 1886

John Atkinson Grimshaw: a Wintry Moon, 1886
John Atkinson Grimshaw: a Wintry Moon, 1886

Atkinson Grimshaw is one of my all time favorite painters, and while he painted a lot of Autumn paintings, some of his famous Moonlight landscapes/cityscapes/lanescapes were in Winter. This painting is probably the less snowy artwork featured in this article, but the light is amazing.

Henry Selick, Tim Burton: The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993

This movie is awesome! Christmas and Halloween, entwined. A pun on the famous The Night Before Christmas poem. The Sandy Claws. “What’s this, what’s this? There’s colour everywhere”… Awesome!

Nelleke Pieters: Shadow Creek, 2010

Nelleke Pieters: Shadow Creek, 2010
Nelleke Pieters: Shadow Creek, 2010

Nelleke is a very talented photographer from the Nederlands. Her forest photos are awesome, and I couldn’t not add one of her works in this selection. Please read more here: http://nelleke.deviantart.com/art/Shadow-Creek-190401594

Leonid Afremov: The Energy of Winter, 2010

Leonid Afremov, the Energy of Winter, 2011

This painting (find more here! http://leonidafremov.deviantart.com/art/THE-ENERGY-OF-WINTER-AFREMOV-176686035) always reminnds me of the Karl Blechen painting. It’s more colourful, but the planes are similar. The artworks make a wonderful trans-century couple!

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol, 2010

OK, some more Doctor Who. I know, I always manage to insert some Doctor Who stuff nearly everywhere, but some Christmas episodes are so awesomelly Wintry and Christmassy that I had to put them here. A Christmas Carol is inspired by the story by Charles Dickens, and is great: time travel, flying sharks, snow…

Vadim Voitekhovitch: The Last Stagecoach, 2011

adim Voitekhovitch: The Last Stagecoach, 2011 http://voitv.deviantart.com/art/The-Last-stagecoach-272692689
Vadim Voitekhovitch: The Last Stagecoach, 2011

Steampunk winter!! See more here: http://voitv.deviantart.com/art/The-Last-stagecoach-272692689

Vadim Voitekhovitch paints a lot a steampunk cities, airships… The potential airship is so happy I found a picture like this! Merry Christmas, my dear Potential Airship!!

Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, 2011

More Doctor Who! Of the three I put here, this is my least favorite plot. Maybe because it’s based on Narnia and I’m not the biggest fan. But it’s still really good! And the visuals are great. I love forests.

Doctor Who: The Snowmen, 2012

One of the best New Who episodes, in my opinion. I was delighted by the Victorian Christmas feel, the Mary Poppins and Sherlock Holmes references, the TARDIS on the cloud, and the spiral staircase, oh my! The characters are so well portrayed and the emotion is definitely here…

Also, a lot of beautiful photos here: http://www.demilked.com/beautiful-winter-photos/

Have some wonderful holidays, whoever you are!

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