Have you heard of Blogmas? And what about Art Blogmas?

December is my favourite month of the year! I love everything about Christmas. From spending a lot of time with my friends and family, watching Christmas movies, decorating my house to trying out some new cookie recipes.

Art Blogmas 2020

In the art world, December is also a time of some lovely exhibitions, art markets and many beautiful festive events in museums. Sadly, this year, that all changed, as well.

But, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t enjoy in some beautiful art this December. Since you liked my virtual museum visits last spring so much, when we visited together Johannes Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and his Sunflowers, Monet and the Water Lilies, Jan van Eyck at MSK in Ghent, Impressionists at Musée d’Orsay and Still Lifes at the Rijksmuseum, I decided to create some new virtual art experiences for you this year.

Meaning, the whole month of December is going to be dedicated to Art Blogmas here at the Culture Tourist.

How the Art Blogmas is going to work

I did a little research and looked for the most beautiful paintings with winter and festive themes depicted on them. And am going to share them with you during the next 25 days.

Each morning at 7:30 am, you’ll find a new post here with a painting I curated for you and a short story about it. It’s going to be a lovely tale to read with your morning coffee.

So, shall we start with day 1 of our Art Blogmas 2020?

Gustave Caillebotte: View of Rooftops (Effect of Snow)

We’re starting with the work of the French Impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte, showing (I guess, you won’t be surprised with this one) – Paris in winter.

Caillebotte wasn’t only a painter, but he was also one of the first artists who started experimenting with photography as an art form. Perhaps this can explain an unusual perspective of this painting.

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With numerous shades of grey, he painted the roofs of Montmartre neighbourhood in Paris. And managed to capture the month of December in the French capital perfectly. You can almost feel the cold through the painting, right?

Today, the painting is displayed at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and you can see it there, together with some other of his famous paintings.

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If you don’t want to miss other paintings I’m going to share with you in this year’s Art Blogmas, be sure to check in here tomorrow at 7:30 am. Or, follow along on Culture Tourist Facebook page and Instagram profile.