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Artwork of the Week: December 5, 2022

Winter Scene in Giverny
Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936), "Winter Scene in Giverny", 1910, oil on canvas, 23 5/8 x 29 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Rodman B. Miller, 1976.<br><br>

Theodore Butler’s winter scene reflects the artistic influence of his father-in-law Claude Monet and was likely painted at his rural home in Giverny. Despite being an American Impressionist, Butler championed the Post-Impressionists’ expressive and eccentric use of color. Here, denuded trees painted in shades of deep blue stand silhouetted against the pale-yellow sky while casting long purple shadows across the pristine, snow-covered garden.