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Snowscape Art

Snowscape art is a form of landscape art that traditionally depicts winter scenery. This type of art has been revered by both Western and Eastern artists throughout the ages and is a popular choice among art enthusiasts in modern times due to its unique subject matter. Like most landscape art, snowscape framed art focus on the elegant beauty of nature as their primary subject. Although different animals and plants are frequently included in these works, humans are rarely seen unless it is as an additional element meant to portray the vast power and elegance of nature.

Snowscape Paintings

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Let it Snow II BW No Words
by Sue Schlabach
12" x 12"
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Red on White
by Aledanda
12" x 18"
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Bell Mountain North Cascades II
by Alan Majchrowicz
12" x 12"
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Winter Village
by Kathleen Parr McKenna
18" x 12"
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All is Calm All is Bright Light
by Kathleen Parr McKenna
18" x 12"
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Tatoosh Range BW
by Alan Majchrowicz
18" x 12"
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Snowy Valley
by Sue Schlabach
24" x 16"
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Christmas Affinity VI
by James Wiens
18" x 12"
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Peaceful Holiday
by Danhui Nai
20" x 16"
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January Slopes Neutral
by Silvia Vassileva
18" x 18"
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Peaceful Winter
by Danhui Nai
18" x 14"
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Holiday Winter Barn
by James Wiens
18" x 12"
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Soft Season I Dark Red
by Anne Tavoletti
18" x 12"
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Snowy Stone Wall
by Aledanda
12" x 18"
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Tatoosh Range Triptych II
by Alan Majchrowicz
10" x 20"
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Tatoosh Range Triptych I
by Alan Majchrowicz
10" x 20"
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Villa View Light Crop
by Aledanda
24" x 8"
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Winter Trails
by Pamela Munger
12" x 15"
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Winter on Grand Mesa
by Pamela Munger
12" x 16"
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Cold Beauty
by Pamela Munger
24" x 19"
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Winter Barn
by James Wiens
24" x 16"
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Bell Mountain North Cascades I
by Alan Majchrowicz
12" x 18"
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First Snow BW Crop
by Aledanda
18" x 12"
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Finland II
by Omar Escalante
16" x 24"
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Finland II No Words
by Omar Escalante
16" x 20"
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Finland I No Words
by Omar Escalante
16" x 20"
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Snowfall
by Sue Schlabach
24" x 24"
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Snowshoe Hill
by Sue Schlabach
24" x 16"
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Methow Valley Barn
by Alan Majchrowicz
18" x 12"
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North Cascades in Winter III
by Alan Majchrowicz
18" x 12"
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North Cascades in Winter II
by Alan Majchrowicz
18" x 12"
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Mount Baker Highway II
by Alan Majchrowicz
12" x 18"
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Cariboo Mountains
by Alan Majchrowicz
16" x 13"
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Tatoosh Range
by Alan Majchrowicz
18" x 12"
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Fenced In
by Aledanda
18" x 12"
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Like many other forms of landscape art, snowscapes were explored by a variety of artists, in several different styles. Claude Monet, a French Impressionist, drew a snowscape called 'The Magpie' which was a traditional depiction of this art category. However, 'The Magpie' wasn't his only attempt at depicting French winter scenes. Manet ended up painting 139 other snowscapes, as well. Other Impressionists also attempted to portray snowy scenery in their work, including such influential artists as Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pisarro.

Snowscape canvas art was also pursued by Romantic artists, who found the subdued colors and dramatic contrasts of winter scenes ideal for their style of artistic expression. Caspar David Friedrich was one of these artists. His renditions of 'Megalithic Grave in the Snow' and 'Bushes in the Snow' provide a sharp contrast to the Impressionists bright and airy works. Friedrich's paintings focus on the desolation of wintry months, providing paintings that are as haunting and bleak as a grave. Other Romantic artists also depicted such wintry occurrences as blizzards and snowstorms.

Snowscape artworks were also well suited to Oriental styles of art, particularly ones that depicted mountains. The stillness and untouched purity of the snow was an inspiration to Eastern artists, whose works were primarily used for contemplation and meditation. These works often appeared dream-like or mystical due to the techniques used to depict them, and because of the Chinese and Japanese mythologies of winter being a time where spirits roamed the Earth.
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