At all times, the weather has been a condition for people, no matter where you have lived.

At first, the weather made it difficult to get an agricultural country up, but gradually our ancestors learned to decode the appearance of the sky, which gave rise to several so-called weather sayings – that is, small sentences that described weather development in the short term.

Many of these sayings are also known today, and some of them can still be used with good results. I wrote and explained some in the book “50 weather sayings that may (maybe) work”.

Later – especially through the 19th century – painters and poets began to use the weather as inspiration. In the lecture I will give examples of poetry and paintings, where the weather has been used exquisitely, but also examples where the artist has let the imagination run freely.

Lauritz Tuxen’s picture “The North Sea in Storm” is a very dramatic picture. But is it meteorologically a realistic picture? This is a good question, and it may be discussed – like other of our famous pictures. It could be an idea for an evening with the weather in art.

The picture of Laurits Tuxen on the website here is at the disposal of Skagen Museum and is copyrighted!

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