Winter as Subject Matter
hese artists have taken varied approaches to depicting snowfall in the landscape. We have all been enchanted by a quiet, snowy day or evening. Hamilton Hamilton’s untitled work evokes the noiseless, tranquil beauty of a newly fallen snow on a deserted country road.
J. Salvy’s 75 depiction of tools we use to work, half submerged in a snowy bank, and Gruelle’s Shoveling Snow 81, remind us that this beautiful substance must be removed from sidewalks and sometimes does not restrict the daily work that must be done. And, of course, Gruelle’s From my Studio Window 80 indicates that he was working despite the snowfall.
Augustus Smith Daggy’s Compo Beach 79 in the snow seems peaceful but also depicts cannons pointing out to sea. It was painted in 1939.