Is Christmas art kitsch or inspiring?

I was curious how artists were fairing in creating wondrous Christmas themed art. Yet despite my best Saturday morning browsing – Christmas art yielded very few quality items! Was I missing something in my browsing technique?

Once you remove the traditional church stained glass, Christmas art appears relegated to home decor and traditional kitsch rather than inspirational fodder for the artist community.

 

What do you think? Take our poll at the bottom of this page!

 

Unique christmas tree by Davison Creators

Unique christmas tree by Davison Creators

 

The Painter's Wreath by Cara Enteles

The Painter’s Wreath by Cara Enteles

Christmas Tree Book Sculpture

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'Nice and Naughty' Hawaiian sand Santa

‘Nice and Naughty’ Hawaiian sand Santa

 

Paul McCarthy's inflatable sculpture of a Christmas tree

Paul McCarthy’s inflatable sculpture of a Christmas tree

 

The Flaming Lips Silver Fetus Christmas Tree Ornament

The Flaming Lips Silver Fetus Christmas Tree Ornament

 

Stained glass window with a Nativity Scene

Stained glass window with a Nativity Scene

 

When children in Camberley Sussex set out to do a little Christmas shopping at the Atrium Mall in Camberley, Sussex they got more than they bargained for. For right ouside, below ground was an ice grotto going down deep in to the pavement with Santa Claus warming his hands over an open fire! He was not alone. Around him were his elven helpers busy making presents in an Arctic workshop and his reindeer impatient to be off on deliveries. But were they all really underground? In fact this was the work of world famous pavement artist Julian Beever who had created the entire illusion on the pavement using only chalk. The drawing took 4 days and was kept dry through heavy rain below a special tent provided by the Atrium. Beever says, "My work is all about trying to capture childhood wonder, so what better subject than this at this time of year?". The picture will be open to view outside The Atrium in Camberley until Christmas day. Julian Beever pavement artwork at the Atrium mall in Camberley, Sussex

When children in Camberley Sussex set out to do a little Christmas shopping at the Atrium Mall in Camberley, Sussex they got more than they bargained for. For right ouside, below ground was an ice grotto going down deep in to the pavement with Santa Claus warming his hands over an open fire! He was not alone. Around him were his elven helpers busy making presents in an Arctic workshop and his reindeer impatient to be off on deliveries. But were they all really underground? In fact this was the work of world famous pavement artist Julian Beever who had created the entire illusion on the pavement using only chalk. The drawing took 4 days and was kept dry through heavy rain below a special tent provided by the Atrium. Beever says, “My work is all about trying to capture childhood wonder, so what better subject than this at this time of year?”. The picture will be open to view outside The Atrium in Camberley until Christmas day.

 

Rustic cabin Christmas

Rustic cabin Christmas

 

QVB roof Sydney

QVB roof Sydney

 

Pottery decorations at craftjiuce

Pottery decorations at craftjiuce

 

Photographer Ed Wheeler has inserted pictures of himself dressed as Santa

Photographer Ed Wheeler has inserted pictures of himself dressed as Santa

 

Moscow-based street artist, 0331c with help from some of his friends, created a unique and massive Christmas tree using a fire extinguisher and paint

Moscow-based street artist, 0331c with help from some of his friends, created a unique and massive Christmas tree using a fire extinguisher and paint

 

Leather Christmas Stockings

Leather Christmas Stockings

 

Janet Jo Smith - Christmas Poinsettias

Janet Jo Smith – Christmas Poinsettias

 

Cornucopia by Berni Art Dept Wreath

Cornucopia by Berni Art Dept Wreath

 

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations 2

 

ceramic christmas wreath is by artists Felix Kniazev and Olga Julinska

ceramic christmas wreath is by artists Felix Kniazev and Olga Julinska

 

Celebrities Redesign The Traditional Christmas Ornament

Celebrities Redesign The Traditional Christmas Ornament

 

Carolina art department ornaments

Carolina art department ornaments

 

Artistic quilts for Christmas

Artistic quilts for Christmas

 

Antique christmas tree stand

Antique christmas tree stand

 

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