The Power of mother nature - Zach Glunk

This gallery includes a collection of pieces from the 19th century that show the power of Mother Nature. From waves to wind, to snow, lightning and rain, Mother Nature can be a force not to mess with. The movement observed in these landscapes were recreated by artist around the world.

This image depicts rough surf along the coast of Etretat. The movement within the waves are incredible as the artist created the overall sense of movement and power. You can also notice the observers down along the beach checking out the incredible force of mother nature. The clouds also offer the idea there was a recent storm.
This painting is showing the serene and calm side of Mother Nature. Xylander shows fishing boats out on the water shortly after sunset. There is movement within the waves as they come slowly crashing on shore. Other movement within this image are the clouds, showing them breaking to allow the full moon to gleam onto the water.
This piece shows the true power and fury of Mother Nature. Clennell depicts voyagers making their way through a lightning storm. You can see the horses reacting negatively to the couple strikes of lightning in the near distance. You can feel the movement within the lightning, clouds, people and animals in the image.
This painting, by John Constable depicts calm skies with passing clouds. It's a very calm image that depicts movement of the clouds. The artist used various colors and strokes to give the impression of depth and movement in the image.
Diaz provided a great look at a landscape right before a storm. You see the man crunching down as he makes his way through the field. It sets the scene for a storm as there are patches of light but, also the dark clouds and shadows along the landscape. The movement within the clouds is incredible.
Joseph Koch painted an incredible landscape with movement stemming from the recent storm that passed. There is a rainbow in the distance over the city, along with people pointing at it from the hills in the foreground. You get a sense of movement from the clouds in the distance, moving and allowing the rainbow to form.
While it did take me a minute to realize what this was, I find this piece very interesting. Hassam depicted a figure (and multiple behind) walking through the streets of New York during a blizzard. The movement is very good in this image because of the brush strokes and different white and gray shades.
This is one of the best examples of movement, showing the incredible power of the wind. This piece depicts a sail boat full of sailors being tossed around by the wind and waves. Homer did an incredible job of using white and lighter blues to portray the waves. You can also tell by the sail that the wind is very strong.
This piece depicts a Port in the UK during a storm. The power and force of the storm is portrayed very well. Chambers adds movement within the image by making the waves splash against the pier in the distance, shows the dark storm clouds, and also includes the sailboat being tossed around in the wind.
This image shows a town (Asakusabashi) during a rainstorm. You see people in the distance with umbrellas and others in horse carriages. The movement is generally focused on the people and carriages in the image, however, you can get the feeling that rain is falling since Heikichi did a great job with the puddles and reflections.
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