Artwork of the Week: February 7, 2022

 In MOA Artwork of the Week

Julian Joseph (1882-1964), Night Scene – Snowy Streets, 1947, oil on canvas, 24 5/16 x 20 1/16 inches.  Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Dr. George R. Nicholson, 1976.

Under an inky blue sky dotted with falling flakes, urban dwellers fight the battle of winter. Some bundle under long coats or hope their umbrellas will be adequate shields against the bitter night; others wield shovels in futile efforts to free their cars from their igloo tombs. Yet, in the meager reflections on the snow, dashes of yellow, orange, and pink suggest a small hope of Spring’s eventual return.

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