It's the most wonderful time of the year and we've saved the best for last with our final Theme of the Month blog for 2023 – exploring Christmas in print! From festive heartwarming illustrations, to iconic fine art paintings, let's get into the holiday spirit and explore the world of Christmas in print!
To kick off, we are featuring the timeless work of Raymond Briggs, who is well-known for his heartwarming stories such as The Snowman and Father Christmas. Co-Director Grace remembers fondly reading these stories as a child and holds them close to her heart.
Henry Matisse's 'Christmas Eve' was originally a design for a stained-glass window that was never completed. Although not necessarily religious, Matisse found this piece, with its bright colours and bold shapes, to be something for everyone.
Check out this cute Christmas in London illustration by our co-director, Julia. Julia's 'Christmas & Holidays in' artworks are available in a variety of iconic cities and are available as prints, cards, and greeting cards!
Did you know that the legendary Andy Warhol put his creative spin on Christmas cards back in the 1950s? His vibrant, playful designs often get overlooked when we think of his famous works.
Spread some extra festive cheer with this jolly Father Christmas illustration by Peachi Prints, printed by us! We're loving Peachi Print's cute prints; they're a perfect way of brightening up any room.
Lastly, we take a look at Anna Mary Robertson Moses' wonderful winter scenes. From children frolicking in the snow to parents bustling about, her paintings capture the heartwarming essence of Christmas and the true meaning of family and traditions. Grandma Moses' snowy scenes truly evoke the delights of winter.
Christmas Day is just around the corner, and we can't believe how fast this year has flown by! We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Christmas in print, and we hope you have too. We'll be back in 2024 with more theme of the month blogs and social media posts, so be sure to keep an eye out for those. In the meantime, let's spread some holiday cheer and appreciation for art and all the wonders of the world. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!