Arts Everyday Living: Holiday Spirit in Art—Winter Pine, Blue Moonlight

 

WINTER PINE

BLUE MOONLIGHT

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….the wise trees

stand sleeping in the cold.*

William Carlos Williams

Ivan Shiskin: In the Wild North

 

Russian landscapist Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898) may have studied and taught in the urban environment of nineteenth century St. Petersburg, but he was most fulfilled as an artist painting in the forests just outside the city.  In the Wild North, for example, expresses Shishkin’s deep affinity for the trees that inhabited his favorite terrain, focusing on a lone pine stoically braving the onslaught of winter.

Poet plus physician William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) spent most of his career in Rutherford, New Jersey, where he divided his time between his writing and medical practice.  Ranked among the most original American poets of the first half of the twentieth century, Williams utilized striking images and concise language in works such as the popular The Red Wheelbarrow.   

*Excerpt from Winter Trees.

 

Enter the woods again with Shishkin as your guide:

A Winter’s Tale in Painting and Poetry

 

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

 

Enhance your experience of winter with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.

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