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The Dutch masters were ‘amazingly accurate’ weather forecast

The Dutch masters were ‘amazingly accurate’ weather forecast

Dutch masters in the Golden age of the weather in their paintings astoundingly accurate captured. So you can, for example, to the position of the blades of the windmills to see the direction from which the wind blew.

That concludes the meteorologist Franz Molé from the Deutsche Wetterdienst in Essen. He studied the canvases-from Thursday until February 4, next year in the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne.

It comes to twenty paintings with skies of Dutch painters of the seventeenth century. ‘Heiter bis dense’ is the name of the exhibition, partly cloudy.

Molé says that on the cloths is also a high pressure area at night easy to identify. “You can be in the exhibition from canvas to cloth’ walk away, and if weervoorspeller gives you a clear picture of the weather conditions,” said the meteorologist. The paintings in the museum are, among others, of Jacob van Ruisdael, Albert Cuyp, and Simon de Vlieger.

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