Art of a Culture

The Art of Colder Climates

Natural Art

For those who have seen the beauty of an ice storm, there is little need to explain some of the art of people from colder climates. Rich undertones of blue and green are part of the landscape when it is frozen, and this has long an inspiration to those who live in lands far from the equator. Fortunately, many of these colder areas do have warmer seasons, and these are also part of what has inspired art by those who have grown up in them. The color palette may be different, but the sharing of ideas and themes is the same as those from warmer areas.

When snow falls, it creates a peaceful blanket of white upon the landscape. The sun can blister the eyes and skin of those who look upon it in the daylight hours. During the night, snow presents many different faces. Moonlight turns snow into a velvety white comforter that sparkles with diamonds, but the aurora borealis can color it with a rainbow effect. These are both views that artists have shared over the centuries, and modern man now shares them as photographs and videos.

While the winter reigns supreme, the peaceful snow and ice rule. Artists show the struggle of life in the greens and browns of the land, and they use spring to highlight this theme. Their art is about breaking out of hibernation, and paintings often reflect the idea of the renewal of spring and the extensive growth of summer.

When temperatures start to fall again, it is time for the earth to begin to sleep in colder climates. Autumn brings its own share of beauty for artists to share, and fall foliage has long been an inspiration for those who love to portray brighter colors even though they are not the neon palette of the tropics. These cooling landscapes have been a favorite for many years, and modern society now shares them throughout the online world.