Even though I’m staring at a bunch of dreary puddles, Tom Skilling keeps telling Chicago to expect a swath (a SWATH, for crying out loud) of thick snow. So, while I wait for the temps to drop and travel to become “difficult and at best and nearly IMPOSSIBLE for a time,” I’ll just enjoy these famous winter scenes.
Top to bottom:
Edvard Munch, “New Snow in the Avenue,” 1906, Munch Museum.
Claude Monet, “The Magpie,” 1868-69. Musée d’Orsay.
Wassily Kandinsky, “Winter Landscape,” 1909, The State Hermitage Museum.
Vincent van Gogh, “Winter,” 1885, Norton Simon Museum.
Limbourg brothers, “Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, Folio 2, verso February,” between 1412 and 1416, Musée Condé (Wikimedia)