Welcome to day 18 of Culture Tourist Art Blogmas. Today, we’re hosting a beautiful painting made by Walter Moras – Sledding on a Sunny Day.

Art Blogmas 2020

Walter Moras (1856 – 1925) is a German painter who specialised in landscape painting and has created many winter scenes, as well. Although his style was realistic, an influence of Impressionist painters could be felt in his work, too.

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Walter Moras: Sledding on a Sunny Day

The painting we’re having in our Art Blogmas today is a lovely winter scene. Despite the fact it contains certain melancholia, it has some of the brightest atmospheres from all the winter paintings we’ve hosted in our Art Blogmas until now.

Although everything is covered with snow, this is not one of those grey sombre winter days. Quite the opposite, there is a lot of blue colour in the snow (instead of grey, as on many paintings we saw before). We can also see the sunshine and feel the brightness of the day. Moras painted one of those beautiful winter days you just want to spend outside.

Children are playing and enjoying winter activities. The detail of two boys sledging brings movement in this rather still winter landscape.

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In contrast with some Impressionist painters, Moras is painting the snow in the Realistic style. You can definitely see the difference if you’ll compare the way he painted the snow with some of the previous artworks made by Monet or Renoir.

He’s not using the brush strokes of different colours to show the snow. More traditionally, Moras is using light and shadow and is creating a lovely winter scene that way.

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.