Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Episode 89: Winter Wonderlands

Happy Holidays everyone! For our holiday episode this year we all got together to talk about our favorite Winter Wonderland scenes and the artists who created them! This was a lot of fun to record, we hope you enjoy. (Listen all the way to the end to hear our impromptu rendition of Jingle Bells.)

We will be taking a break from recording and posting for the rest of December, but we will be back with a new episode on January 8th! If you are just lost without us, try catching up on missed episodes or listen to your favorites again!

Jo's Favorite:
Camille Pissarro, Road to Versailles at Louveciennes (The Snow Effect), 1872

Zach's Favorite:

Limbourg Brothers, Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, 1412-1416

Julia's Favorite:

Hendrick Avercamp, Winter Landscape with Skaters,1608
2.54 ft X 4.32 ft or 77.3cm X131.9cm
Alisha's Favorite:

Claude Monet, Snow Scene at Argenteuil, 1874-75
Carrie's Favorite:

Ivan Shishkin, In the Wild North, 1891
Lauren's Favorite:

Caspar David Friedrich, Winter Landscape with Church, 1811
We'll be back January 8th with a new episode! Happy Holidays!


  1. And here is my favorite, a Finnish classic by Pekka Halonen: http://kokoelmat.fng.fi/app?action=page&imagesize=0&si=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.muusa.net%2FTeos_A67214BE-8FDB-4066-AD3B-851562A0781C&lang=en It depicts the Finnish winter landscape perfectly!

  2. Oh and by the way, when you were talking about Shishkin and painting outside in the cold, that reminded me of Pekka Halonen, who is this very famous Finnish painter, known especially for his winter landscapes. Halonen thought that he would better capture the essence of the coldness onto the canvas if he painted the whole painting outside (not just a sketch and then finish it in inside) NOT wearing gloves! That way, he thought, the coldness would better transfer from his freezing hands to the brush and to the canvas. And Finland - like Shishkin's Russia - gets cold during the winter, we're talking about -30 degrees Celcius at best (or worst)! :)

    Fun episode! Happy New Year!


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