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Ben Bauer.  Grant Township Farm by Moonlight.  Oil on canvas laid on panel.  Rehs Galleries.  Click to inquire. 

 

Although Winter does not officially begin until December 21st, the first of December unofficially commences the preparations for Winter’s festivities.  While December weather in Boston is a bit more frigid than Los Angeles’ breezy mid 60 degree temperature, it nonetheless kickstarts a universal nostalgia for Winter coziness: either sitting by the fire, or a simulated yule log on TV.

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 Rod Penner. House with Yellow Toy.  Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art. Click to inquire

 

Naturally, the change of seasons inspires artists, whose paintings wonderfully capture the tranquility of a still December snow. 

 

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George Gardner Symons. Snow SceneOil on canvas. William A. Karges Fine Art.  Click to inquire.

 

 

These paintings are a much-needed antidote for warmer climates and its inhabitants who don’t experience a “real” Christmas, very much amplifying whimsical ideas of serene snow storms.

 

 

 

Harry W. Newman. Winter in New York City. Oil on canvas. Godel & Co. Fine Art. Click to inquire

Art history's December very much illustrates a change of mentality, transitioning from the vivacious scenes of communal activity of summer, to solitary, static panoramas of a New England forest. Let FADA's collection of winter works put you in a snug mood in preparation for the cold season!

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