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Five Winter Scenes that are Not So White

Funny thing about winter landscape paintings: they tend to be very white. Not the best news for those of us who fall prey to the “winter blues.” Works by artists like Camille Pissarro, Gustave Caillebotte, Alfred Sisley, Mary Cassatt, and Paul Signac—while beautiful—might just have us wintering in the Bahamas. However, just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean we have to adopt snow-white and chimney-smoke-gray as our requisite color palette. It’s perfectly acceptable to embrace…

We See You, Vincent Van Gogh

What do we know about Vincent van Gogh? He’s rumored to have sliced off his earlobe with a razor in a manic frenzy. That’s the first thing that comes to mind for many. It’s dramatic, unfathomable and obviously quite memorable. But there’s speculation as to whether that’s how things really played out that night with Paul Gauguin inside that yellow house in the South of France. There’s even mystery shrouding Vincent’s untimely death at the…