Winter painting club

sufi

lala
Yuh need to enlarge Yuh breugels to enjoy properly, loads of details that aren't showing on this little tablet screen, trying to keep off the laptop during daylight..
Gonna head out for a walk in the alotment with eyes shut and try and reach breugelia
chatted with aunty up in the north who had some snow and said it was staring up again as we talked
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Snow paintings are often very cosy like this, aren't they? People wrapped up warm, venturing through the softly falling snow. And you feel cosy, as a viewer, not standing in the snow yourself.

I like them, but I find winter to be closer to how Pissarro paints it. Grey, desiccated, unglamorous and (although beautiful in its own way) to be endured.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
I like how strange and dreamlike heavy snow makes things seem, the way the light reflects off it. The crunch underfoot's great too.
 

sufi

lala
I like how strange and dreamlike heavy snow makes things seem, the way the light reflects off it. The crunch underfoot's great too.

we used to have a print of this when i was a kid
it never made sense to me i dpn't think i had the vocab to decode it
i always wondered if that snowy bush was like a ghostly flying hairdo or something
 

suspended

Well-known member
Side note about Bruegel, at uni during landscape studies snorefests he was cited a bunch (thank god) along the lines of taskscapes (see anthropologist Tim Ingold). My vision is still pretty good, but the tutor was one of the last generation to use o.h.p’s, so none of the details showed up. Now you can zoom right in.
 

catalog

Well-known member
I never get this. Why do they make the painting all blurry and fucked up? I think I saw too many Ross replicas and cheap contemporary impressionists to ever like this stuff. The cathedrals, haystacks, water lilies—all fine and good. But small shitty blurry people?? Why??

It's not a piss take. Its to do with light. I think some impressionism was a product of the city, urbanisation, and industrialisation.

Heavy industry in the mid 1850s onwards produced a lot of what we now call smog. Had a huge effect on light and air quality in most cities. Mostly something people got (rightly) upset about but it changed the way things looked. Lot of pinks, reds, greens, purples, suddenly turned up in the air so for some artists, that becomes the focus.

Whilst at the same time the foreground detail (ie the people) went out of focus.

Monet and Whistler in London are the best examples, the smog was worst in London and these two emigres happened to be there at the time (turn of 19th/20th) and 'saw' it.



 

suspended

Well-known member
It's not a piss take. Its to do with light. I think some impressionism was a product of the city, urbanisation, and industrialisation.

Heavy industry in the mid 1850s onwards produced a lot of what we now call smog. Had a huge effect on light and air quality in most cities. Mostly something people got (rightly) upset about but it changed the way things looked. Lot of pinks, reds, greens, purples, suddenly turned up in the air so for some artists, that becomes the focus.

Whilst at the same time the foreground detail (ie the people) went out of focus.

Monet and Whistler in London are the best examples, the smog was worst in London and these two emigres happened to be there at the time (turn of 19th/20th) and 'saw' it.
Didn't realize city smog was part of the picture! g2k!
 
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