Extreme Nature!

Extreme Nature! explores how nature’s extremes—remote, fantastical, and unpredictable—permeated artistic imagery throughout the nineteenth century.
, 'The Great Fire at Boston, Nov. 9 & 10, 1872,' 1872, Clark Art Institute

Currier & Ives

The Great Fire at Boston, Nov. 9 & 10, 1872, 1872

Clark Art Institute

Permanent collection

, 'The Three Trees,' ca. 1800, Clark Art Institute

William Baillie

The Three Trees, ca. 1800

Clark Art Institute

Permanent collection

, 'Landscape,' 1855, Clark Art Institute

Alexandre Calame

Landscape, 1855

Clark Art Institute

Permanent collection

, 'Fire-Works at Manhattan Beach—“The Last Days of Pompeii,' 1885, Clark Art Institute

Charles Graham

Fire-Works at Manhattan Beach—“The Last Days of Pompeii, 1885

Clark Art Institute

Permanent collection

, 'Eight Bells,' 1887; probably printed c. 1940, Clark Art Institute

Winslow Homer

Eight Bells, 1887; probably printed c. 1940

Clark Art Institute

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, 'The Fall of the Rebel Angels, Paradise Lost, Book 1, Line 44,' 1825, Clark Art Institute

John Martin

The Fall of the Rebel Angels, Paradise Lost, Book 1, Line 44, 1825

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Cloud’s Rest, Valley of the Yosemite (No. 40),' 1872, Clark Art Institute

Eadweard Muybridge

Cloud’s Rest, Valley of the Yosemite (No. 40), 1872

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Flooding of the Rhône at Gisors,' 1900-1914, Clark Art Institute

Félix Thiollier

Flooding of the Rhône at Gisors, 1900-1914

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Fire-Works at Manhattan Beach—“The Last Days of Pompeii”,' Published in Harper’s Weekly, July 25, 1885, Clark Art Institute

Charles Graham

Fire-Works at Manhattan Beach—“The Last Days of Pompeii”, Published in Harper’s Weekly, July 25, 1885

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Behemoth and Leviathan,' 1825, Clark Art Institute

William Blake

Behemoth and Leviathan, 1825

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Looking at the Eclipse (After Winslow Homer),' 1865, Clark Art Institute

John Parker Davis

Looking at the Eclipse (After Winslow Homer), 1865

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Tems de Grain,' 1812-1880, Clark Art Institute

Theodore Gudin

Tems de Grain, 1812-1880

Clark Art Institute

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, 'At Sea—Signaling a Passing Steamer,' 1871, Clark Art Institute

Winslow Homer

At Sea—Signaling a Passing Steamer, 1871

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Landscape with Cattle Grazing in the Foreground,' 1833, Clark Art Institute

John Martin

Landscape with Cattle Grazing in the Foreground, 1833

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Scene on a Scottish Lake,' 1882, Clark Art Institute

Sir Francis Powell

Scene on a Scottish Lake, 1882

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Ben Arthur,' 1819, Clark Art Institute

J. M. W. Turner

Ben Arthur, 1819

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Saved,' 1889, Clark Art Institute

Winslow Homer

Saved, 1889

Clark Art Institute

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, 'The Good Samaritan,' 1861, Clark Art Institute

Rodolphe Bresdin

The Good Samaritan, 1861

Clark Art Institute

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, 'The Wind, plate 4 from the portfolio Suite of Landscapes,' 1892-1893, Clark Art Institute

Charles-Marie DULAC

The Wind, plate 4 from the portfolio Suite of Landscapes, 1892-1893

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Triton and Nereid (Triton und Nereïd),' ca. 1880, Clark Art Institute

Wilhelm Hecht After Arnold Böcklin

Triton and Nereid (Triton und Nereïd), ca. 1880

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Battling Centaurs (Kämpfende Centauren),' 1881, Clark Art Institute

Max Klinger

Battling Centaurs (Kämpfende Centauren), 1881

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Bridge at the Pass of Glencoe, Scotland,' 1888, Clark Art Institute

Thomas Moran

Bridge at the Pass of Glencoe, Scotland, 1888

Clark Art Institute

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, 'Monument Mountain,' 1862, Clark Art Institute

Aaron Draper Shattuck

Monument Mountain, 1862

Clark Art Institute

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