12/20/2012 07:38 am ET

Winter Wonderlands: 15 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art (PHOTOS)

Tomorrow marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.

But winter would not be winter without its pièce de résistance -- snow. While the glistening flakes have yet to make their debut in many places in the United States, that doesn't mean we can't get excited for the season's most spectacular weather phenomenon in advance.

To help you get in the spirit of the winter solstice, we've put together a slideshow of the best winter wonderland scenes in art. From Edvard Munch's snowy avenues to Wassily Kandinsky's multi-colored blizzard landscapes, scroll through the slideshow below to get a taste of the snow falls to come. And let us know which wintery scene is your favorite in the comments section.

Winter Wonderlands in Art


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