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How the Naming of Clouds Changed the Skies of Art

A 'Light Cirro Cumulus' cloud study by Luke Howard (1803-11) (© Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library)

How the Naming of Clouds Changed the Skies of Art

This article from Hyperallergic.com explains how Luke Howard’s classification of clouds in 1802 and their subsequent study influenced artists from John Constable to J. M. W. Turner. It includes sketches from the ‘Essay on the modifications of clouds’ by Luke Howard (1865 edition) as well as links to other studies and scientific exhibitions.

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