Clark Art Institute
A new exhibition, "Extreme Nature!," on view Nov. 10-Feb. 3, 2019, examines how nature’s extremes — remote, fantastical, and unpredictable— permeated artistic imagery throughout the 19th century. During this period, news outlets detailed natural disasters around the globe, researchers defined modern scientific fields, and authors like Jules Verne popularized the science fiction genre. More than 35 prints, drawings, photographs and books included in the exhibition explore how artists absorbed and responded to emerging research in the physical and life sciences to probe nature — from volatile weather patterns and celestial activity to the earth’s cavernous depths.
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