Arts Everyday Living: Seeing Creatively, Cloudscapes from Constable to Monet

Reposted blog from 2015.







Yesterday, I discovered this cloudscape at River Farms, my personal Giverny.  Remembering favorite artists’ visions that always have inspired me:



October Cloudscape, River Farms, 2015, photo by Joan Hart

Constable skies,


John Constable, Cloud Study, Hampstead, Tree at Right, 1821, oil on paper laid on board, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

a walk with Monet,


Claude Monet, A Walk in the Meadow at Argenteuil, 1873, oil on canvas, Private Collection

sailing with Boudin,


Eugene Boudin, Seascape with Large Sky, 1860, pastel, Private Collection

and ascending into the heavens with Russian master Kuindzhi.


Arkhip Kuindzhi, Cloud, 1895, oil on canvas, Private Collection

John Constable (1776-1837) was a pioneer in the art of landscape painting.  His scenes of the English countryside in particular would have an impact on future generations including the Impressionists.

Claude Monet (1840-1926).  The ultimate French Impressionist whose name symbolizes the vibrancy and beauty of the natural world.

Eugene Boudin (1824-1898).  Admired by the young Monet who worked with him in their native Normandy, Boudin was one of the early seascape artists.

Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842-1910).  He created a large body of work during his career, focusing on panoramic views both on the land and the ocean.

The above images are used solely for educational purposes.

Find your artistic companions, from Vermeer to O’Keeffe, in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.

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