Snow Archive

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This oil-on-canvas depiction from 1884 by a French Artist Leon Joseph Voirin represents a winter’s day of France. The calm and sunless day has encouraged the people to come out to enjoy the fresh environment. The streets created on the snow by pedestrians suggest that the snow-fall is not recent. It is about the time of twilight as the chimneys are extruding the smokes of the evening cuisine. By looking at the many people and soldiers with guns and drums, we can understand that it is not a regular day in the city. A ceremony is about to begin as some soldiers are rehearsing according to the instructions of their leader and some of them are just resting or chatting around. The common people in […]

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