Warm Yellow Windows Which Look Cosy From a Distance

Richard Scarry, The Golden Book

It’s that time of year again in Australia, where the land becomes brown and dusty, I’m stuck inside to avoid the heat, prepping for Christmas, looking at artwork from the Northern Hemisphere, where 90% of humankind live.

Yellow windows in art and illustration are, in the West, heavily associated with Christmas.

Away In A Manger advent calendar published by Simon and Schuster
Away In A Manger advent calendar published by Simon and Schuster
Nativity postcard, illustrator not found circa 1930
Stories For Christmas Bernadette Watts
Stories For Christmas Bernadette Watts
Margaret Tarrant Christmas Visitors
John Sargeant Noble - Their Christmas Eve
John Sargeant Noble – Their Christmas Eve
Hunter Trader Trapper magazine December 1927 art by Edwin Bolenbaugh
‘The Village at Night’, George Clausen, oil on canvas, 1903
Jan Bogaerts (1878-1962) Evening Twilight in Mategna near Merano 1931
Joseph Israels (Dutch, Groningen 1824–1911 Scheveningen) Going Home
John Dolman - Les Miserables (London cab stand)
John Dolman – Les Miserables (London cab stand)
Winter Evening by Raphael Gleitsmann, c 1932
Winter Evening by Raphael Gleitsmann, c 1932
Woman's Home Companion Magazine Christmas December 1928 cover art
Woman’s Home Companion Magazine Christmas December 1928 cover art
Mark English. (American,1933-2019)  illustration
Mark English. (American,1933-2019)
“Christmas Eve”, an 1878 painting by J. Hoover and Son
If you look at this and think, “That’d make a good jigsaw puzzle,” well, Buffalo Games thought so, too. The art is by Charles Wysocki (1928-2002).
こんやはおつきみ by 北田卓史 1980
こんやはおつきみ by 北田卓史 1980
Goodnight, Everyone 1987, illustrated by Paul Zelinsky (Japanese edition)
George William Sotter (1879 - 1953)
George William Sotter (1879 – 1953)
Leeds was his home John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) Knostrop Old Hall
Leeds was his home John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) Knostrop Old Hall
Linden Frederick is a Maine-based realist painter known for night and dusk paintings of small-town America. The yellow window in this painting serves as a focal point, as yellow windows often do. The square of light to the left, against the bricks, suggests another light source, but where is it coming from? Ah, the beautiful mystery.
From Peter Pan by Mabel Lucy Attwell 1879-1964
From Peter Pan by Mabel Lucy Attwell 1879-1964
1930, Better Homes and Gardens, Seymour Snyder