Caught Our Eyes: A Frosty Morning

As I made my way to work in temperatures hovering near zero degrees Fahrenheit, it was hard to think of anything except staying warm. Millions of Americans were bundled up like me, experiencing this week’s shock of unusual Arctic cold. Once I thawed out and could start to think of other things, I recalled this 1920 woodcut entitled, appropriately enough, Frost by Bertha Lum. Its stark beauty and pale colors are enough to make you shiver all over again!

Frost. Color woodcut by Bertha Lum, 1920. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.10484

Frost. Color woodcut by Bertha Lum, 1920. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.10484

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2 Comments

  1. Mary Yee
    January 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    This is gorgeous! Thank you for the post; it is a joy to see new and beautiful art.

  2. Julieta Scanlon
    January 10, 2014 at 1:13 am

    This is something I would use with my students a prompt to write what they feel as they observe this art work

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