A Snowstorm

Snow began to fall in the late afternoon on Sunday and was not done until Wednesday not long after noon.  On and off.


Relatively rare any more these snow storms.







St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4th and Pine, 1761, Philadelphia




South Philadelphia





Untitled, 1962-62, brass wire, copper wire and resin. 

Ruth Asawa, 1926-2013, American.  Solomon R. Guggenheim, NY





Bare Tree Trunks with Snow, 1948, oil on canvas. 

Georgia O’Keefe, 1887-1986, American.  Dallas Museum of Art on loan to the Jewish Museum, NY in 2020






Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf, oil on canvas, c. 1864-68. 

James McNeill Whistler, 1834- 1903, American.  Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC




Snow, 1895-96, oil on canvas. 

John H. Twatchman, 1853-1902, American. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia.   Snow in rural North-East US.





Fox Hunt, 1893, oil on canvas.

  Winslow Homer, 1836-1910, American. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia.  Thought to have been painted in rural Maine.





The Getaway, 1939, oil on canvas. 

Horace Pippin, 1888-1946, American.  Philadelphia Art Museum





Covid-19 took away  the cosy communality which overtakes neighbourhoods when snow settles.

Very few snowmen of any size this year.





Central Park, NY, Winter, c. 1905, oil on canvas. 

William Glackens, 1870-1935, American.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY





Philadelphia, 4th and Lombard in a past snow





The city pristine for a few hours 




Version IV, 1992, oil and graphite on acrylic resin sheet with embedded fiberglass (Lumasite) and wax paper. 

Robert Ryman, 1930-2019, American.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY





Crystal Snowscape (Winter); one of four murals dedicated to the seasons designed and painted in the Philadelphia Mural Art program. 

David Gunn, 2005.  10th and Bainbridge, Philadelphia. 




Footfall in snow, Philadelphia





To Weave Through Time, 1979, acrylic on canvas. 

John E. Dowell, Jr., American born 1941.  Philadelphia Art Museum





Wide White Flow, 1967-2008, white silk and electric fans. 

Hans Hacke, German born 1931 active the US.  Courtesy of the artist to the New Museum, NY in 2019





until the tell-tale tracks of men, car, and beasts weave their trails







Cold Mountain 5 (Open), 1988-1991, oil on linen. 

Brice Marden, American born 1938.  Private collection on loan to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC




Towards nightfall, snow outlines the ledges and doors of buildings







Building Facades, 1946, and detail, oil on canvas. 

Jean Dubuffet, 1901-1985, French.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC







White – Soft and Hard, 1932, and detail, oil and gouache on canvas. 

Vassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944, French born Russia.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC



White ice here and there and hanging off our rooves





Dress designed by Iris Van Herpen, spring/summer 2015.

Machine sewn black polyester microfiber and cotton twill, hand finished, hand embroidered with clear thermoformed, laser cut acrylic, hand-joined with clear silicone connectors.  Included in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016.






One in the series Computation of Chains, date, specific title etc. TBD. 

Terry Winters, born 1949, American.  Metropolitan Museum of Art





ice on a Philly row house




Black ice developing in no time






November Painting, 1950, oil on wood. 

Ellsworth Kelly, 1923-2015.  Courtesy of the artist at the Philadelphia Art Museum. 

A reproduction of cut up paper left to fall on a board






Thin Ice and detail, 1969, tempera on hardboard panel. 

Andrew Wyeth, 1917-2009, American. Private collection in Japan on loan to the Brandywine River Museum in 2017. 







Static Puddle Series 0, and detail,  fused glass.

  Jessica Jane Julius (no other information).  On display at the Philadelphia Art Alliance in 2016





Untitled, 1982, ink on two sheets of paper. 

Keith Haring, 1958-1990, American.  MOMA, NY




Sixteen Waterfalls of Dreams, Memories and Sentiment, 1990, oil on canvas. 

Pat Steir, American born 1940. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY





Untitled (Fragment 1), screenprint on plexiglass, 1965. 

Bridget Riley, British born 1931.  Philadelphia Art Museum





The Substance of Stars, December 1959, metal foil on Masonite. 

Jean Dubuffet, 1901-1985, French.  Solomon R. Guggenheim, NY





External screens flashing messages: the rational young…




El Cartel (The Billboard), oil on canvas, “Gradually night became day”. 

Esai Alfredo Figueroa Ruiz (no other information)  Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2020, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia














4 thoughts on “A Snowstorm

    1. It is lovely unless you have to go to work and you work outside. Of course, Covid has closed down work, too…………

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