Merry Christmas ! 🎄
Ho ho ho... 🎅 The holidays are coming up! Discover our special Christmas playlist for the occasion. Find out how Christmas was celebrated at the French court, admire some snowy landscapes and discover how Jesus would celebrate his birthday if he lived in Tokyo today!

How does this painting by Claude Monet achieve such simplicity and complexity at the same time? Let’s take a closer look at the techniques Monet used to capture ephemeral phenomena such as weather, atmosphere, and the effects of time’s passage.

Getty has joined forces with Smarthistory to bring you an in-depth look at select works within our collection, whether you’re looking to learn more at home or want to make art more accessible in your classroom. This six-part video series illuminates art history concepts through fun, unscripted conversations between art historians, curators, archaeologists, and artists, committed to a fresh take on the history of visual arts.

A conversation with Dr. Scott Allan, Associate Curator of Paintings, Getty Museum and Dr. Beth Harris, Executive Director, Smarthistory, in front of Wheatstacks (Snow Effect, Morning), 1891, Claude Monet. Oil on canvas, 64.8 x 100.3 cm. Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Content produced by : Smart History

On the agenda
video - 5:45
Monet’s Wheatstacks (Snow Effect, Morning)
By: SmartHistory
video - 6:15
Francis Guy, Winter Scene in Brooklyn
By: SmartHistory
video - 2:14
The Hunters in the Snow – Pieter Bruegel the Elder
By: Two Minute Museum
video - 8:21
Jesus and Buddha do Christmas in Tokyo
By: British Museum
video - 1:50
Amazing Versailles : Christmas in Versailles
By: Château de Versailles
video - 5:41
Winter’s tale : the silver skates ⛸️
By: Musée du Louvre
podcast - 19:41
Christmas in Tuscany, 5 weird traditions
By: What's Up Tuscany