The power of images to entertain and even control the minds of the viewers is a well-recognized concept. A frame of landscape painting often conveys meanings beyond those that are immediately apparent. Painters have often used the subject of landscape painting to suggest the brevity of human life against the permanence of the natural world. We can measure the futility of human endeavour comparing the same against self-renewing natural cycles.
Capturing the acts of weather has remained a favourite subject for many artists. Extreme effects of the weather can also be used to communicate inspiring messages. Sometimes the message might not be clearly spelt in the object of painting itself; but by the masterly treatment of the subject, the painters have succeeded in creating such effects in the observers’ responses on seeing the painting. Remaining truly faithful to their subject and the art, these landscape painters have responded in a variety of ways to the challenge of depicting weather and its illusive atmospheric effect. (Images Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Most of the landscape paintings present an ordered view of the nature, the Mother Earth. These paintings depict idealized places bathed in golden light or of a countryside, which bears the pleasant marks of habitations. But that cannot be the case always. The painters with romantic themes have used the untamed nature and the areas far from civilization for their purpose. Some of them have also used the painted wilderness of the remote areas as the symbol of fierceness and danger, too.