Drawing, Alpine Scene in Thunderstorm
Water droplets behave much in the same way as Newton’s prism, splitting white light from the sun into its component colors to form the rainbow. It is easy to imagine that this spectacular natural phenomenon, captured in this oil study by Frederic Church, inspired scientists as much as it did artists.
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Drawing, Alpine Scene in Thunderstorm; USA; brush and oil, graphite on paperboard; 1917-4-509
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.