FIQWS 10022 WEATHER AND ART


Weather and art treats how artists have portrayed the sky from the birth of art
to the present and placed in their historical context. All the phenomena
that are represented including rainbows, clouds, sky color, and climate
are discussed from the scientific point of view

Check his site for updates. The material here includes or will include
1. Course Outline and Syllabus.
2. Text on Weather and Art = The Soul of All Scenery
3. Readings
4. Science PowerPoint Presentations
5. Animation Programs with Instructions

OUTLINE

COURSE OUTLINE
EXTENDED COURSE OUTLINE


TEXT FOR THE COURSE = THE SOUL OF ALL SCENERY: A HISTORY OF SKY PAINTING

PREFACE         
CONTENTS
CHAPTER  1        Before the Sky: The Epic Vacuum
CHAPTER  2        The Sky Appears
CHAPTER  3        The Eternal Sky: The Meaning Beyond
CHAPTER  4        The Ebb and Flow of Nature's Wind: Asian Sky Painting
CHAPTER  5        Cloud Forms and a Crystalline Sky: Back to Earth
CHAPTER  6        The Substance of Air: Hidden Meanings and Power
CHAPTER  7        A Measured World of Light and Motion
CHAPTER  8        The Sky in Captivity
CHAPTER  9        The Crowning of Nature
CHAPTER 10        Beyond Nature 
CHAPTER 11        The Irrepressible Sky

ESSAYS

COMPARE AND CONTRAST ESSAY
FIGURES FOR COMPARE AND CONTRAST ESSAY
THEMES AND DIRECTIONS FOR ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY

READINGS
REX V. COLE: PERSPECTIVE  
OLSON: STUDY OF THE SCREAM 
W. KANDINSKY: CONCERNING THE IRRATIONAL IN ART 
ORIGINS OF ART 
LEONARDO da VINCI: NOTEBOOKS AND TREATISE ON PAINTING 
JOHN CONSTABLE: LECTURES ON ART AND RUISDAEL 
THOMAS COLE: SERIES ON CIVILIZATON AND VOYAGE OF LIFE 

SCIENCE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
PREFACE: SIZE, SCALE, MAGNITUDE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ATMOSPHERE
CLOUDS
SUNSHINE ON EARTH 
WAVES AND THE NATURE OF LIGHT 
OPTICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE (RAINBOWS, SKY COLOR, ETC.)
THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES
WINTER STORMS (EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONES)
CLIMATES OF THE PAST

ANIMATION PROGRAMS FOR POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

Instructions: 

1: Copy all programs to the same directory as the Powerpoint Presentations
2: Rename the programs by changing the extension (.abc) to (.exe). This will allow the programs to run
Run the programs in Powerpoint or as STAND ALONE PROGRAMS as follows
1: Click on the PROGRAM NAME TO RUN AS STAND ALONE or Click on the box in PPT with the Program's Name.
2: When the warning about viruses pops up click YES (these programs are not viruses)
3: Maximize the small white screen (FORM 1) that pops up.
4: Click inside the white screen and follow any directions exactly.
5: If the program fails to run the first time, delete the screen and repeat.
6: Don't worry.


PROGRAM ABSORB_EMIT PROGRAM CHAOS PROGRAM CIRRUS PROGRAM COALESCE PROGRAM COLLIDE PROGRAM FLAKE PROGRAM MIRAGE PROGRAM OBSCURE PROGRAM RAYLEIGH SCATTERING PROGRAM SEASONS PROGRAM SQUEEZE PROGRAM THUNDERSTORM


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