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Enjoying the Storm with Art

As spring arrives, it brings with it plenty of stormy weather. That means that you will be spending a great deal of time indoors. There are many great pieces of art that are inspired by the bad weather, but will help lift your spirits. Here are some of the pieces that we find especially wonderful when the rain rolls in.Avenue In The Rain

Childe Hassam-The Avenue in the Rain

The Avenue in the Rain, by Childe Hassam, stands a strong symbol of Americana. The painting features American flags prominently on the canvas with a foggy background making the bright colors of the flag stand out. The original was painted not long before the United States joined the fight during the first World War, when patriotism was high.

Rain, In The City - Justyna Kopania

Justyna Kopania-Rain, In The City

Contemporary artist Justyna Kopania’s city scenes remain ever popular and Rain, in the City in particular is a treat. It combines the sizzling reds, oranges, and yellows from her fall scenes with both green foliage and city life. The blending creates a real sense of slick rain that’s punctuated by the impasto texture of the brushstrokes.

Martin Johnson Heade-Storm Clouds Over the Coast

There’s something incredibly moving about Storm Clouds Over the Coast, a Romantic masterpiece by the American artist Martin Johnson Heade. This prolific American painter creates a vast number of landscapes and seascapes, but this one is especially powerful due to the drama of the contrasting colors and powerful natural forces on display.

Rembrandt-The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee is a famous painting by Rembrandt, generally considered one of the greatest painters in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in what historians call the Dutch Golden Age. The painting depicts the struggle of Christ and his disciples as the attempted to cross the sea during a storm. It is a riveting and beautiful piece of religious artwork.

These are only a small sampling of the beautiful spring art we have to offer. If you are looking for more inspiration, browse through our Spring Art Gallery. We have bright and colorful landscapes, fun florals, and even a few happy portraits. We are sure you will find the perfect piece to bring you joy, even in the stormiest weather.

About the Author

Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.