Approaching Storms

Ernest Lawson, Approaching Storm, 1919 -- 1920, Oil on canvas mounted on wood

Ernest Lawson, Approaching Storm, 1919 -- 1920, Oil on canvas mounted on wood; 24 3/4 x 30 in.; 62.865 x 76.2 cm.. Acquired 1922.

Henry Varnum Poor, Approaching Storm, undated, Watercolor, gouache, ink and charcoal on paper

Henry Varnum Poor, Approaching Storm, undated, Watercolor, gouache, ink and charcoal on paper; 5 3/4 x 7 in.; 14.605 x 17.78 cm. Acquisition date unknown.

Like many other D.C. area residents, I made my way in to work this morning from an electricity-free neighborhood, past a lot of large broken trees and a smashed car, and through some dark intersections. Friday night’s weather is still being felt. With weather on the brain, I decided to search our collection to see what images we have of storms aside from those I’m familiar with. I found it interesting that we have three works in the collection called Approaching Storm by three very different artists. But maybe I should be looking ahead, thinking positive, and instead find images of electricity.

Louis Michel Eilshemius, Approaching Storm, 1890, Oil on cardboard

Louis Michel Eilshemius, Approaching Storm, 1890, Oil on cardboard; 22 5/8 x 26 5/8 in.; 57.4675 x 67.6275 cm.. Acquired 1937.

2 thoughts on “Approaching Storms

  1. Hope you get power back soon; ours was restored yesterday afternoon, though we still are without telephone service.

    So glad I had a chance last week to see the Gormley and terrific Johns exhibitions (I plan to go back) just before the music event, which was wonderful.

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