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 Nativity postcard, illustrator not found circa 1930 Stories For Christmas Bernadette Watts Margaret Tarrant Christmas Visitors 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 Joseph Israels (Dutch, Groningen 1824–1911 Scheveningen) Going Home John Dolman – Les Miserables (London cab stand) Winter Evening by Raphael Gleitsmann, c 1932 Woman’s Home Companion Magazine Christmas December 1928 cover art 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 Goodnight, Everyone 1987, illustrated by Paul Zelinsky (Japanese edition) George William Sotter (1879 – 1953) 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 1930, Better Homes and Gardens, Seymour Snyder