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Living Paintings

Weather In Art

Suitable for: Adults

The weather is always with us – our most popular topic of conversation. It is no surprise that it has also captured the imagination of many great artists. In this collection you will find Constable’s Cirrus Clouds and Rubens’ Rainbow. You can dive into one of David Hockney’s pools, visit Paris on rainy day, kick up the leaves in autumn and stroll with horses in summer and winter. A wonderful exploration of weather and changing seasons.

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The higher range of clouds is dark and threatening but a strip of blue sky separates this ominous range from puffy white ranks of cumulus, which recede into the distance before disappearing behind the Delft skyline. The sunlight responsible for this transformation significantly picks out the tower of the Nieuwe Kerk, or New Church, where Willem I, father of the nation, rests in his tomb. The pale yellow of the tower defines to the right a blue gable adjacent to a biscuit yellow wall. Blue and yellow are the colours we associate with the work of Vermeer and his use of them, particularly in the church tower, emphasises the triangular composition, which passes up through the highest point in the cumulus cloud formation, a little to the right of the heart of the painting.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack or postcard pack.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Cirrus Cloud Study by John Constable
The Tempest by Giorgione
The Rainbow Landscape by Peter Paul Rubens
The View of Delft by Jan Vermeer
The Gust by Willem van de Velde
The ‘Fighting Temeraire’by JMW Turner
Ejiri in Suruga Province: A Sudden Gust of Wind by Katsushika Hokusai
Autumn Leaves by John Everett Millais
La Pie by Claude Monet
Paris: A Rainy Day by Gustave Cailebotte
Sunny June by Alfred Munnings
Winter’s White Silence by Lucy Kemp-Welch
A Bigger Splash by David Hockney

What our members say

Greatly enjoyed I have greatly enjoyed this varied collection of interesting paintings. As ever, the beautifully read scripts described them clearly and included useful background information about the artists. I also like the choice of music. Library Member
Lovely selection of paintings I found the pack very well thought out and enjoyable to use. The pack managed to portray most of the different sorts of weather we experience in this country. A really lovely selection of paintings and excellent readers. Rose

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