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Weather In Art: Paintings And Writing Inspired By Rubbish Weather

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WEATHER ART

The lost summer! The festival killer! The soggy Olympics games!

...Never has a summer in Britain attracted such derision - or, let's face it, rain fall - as 2012, but believe it or not things could be worse.

For centuries, the cantankerous swirl of storm clouds and the dull thud of rain have roused in our artists and writers a desperation to capture - and in many cases exaggerate - the gloomy shadow ashen skies cast over our souls.

Literature students call it 'pathetic fallacy', art students call it lots of blue and black swirls - we call it rotten weather in art, and if nothing else, it ought to make you feel a little better about Britain's summer wash out.

So here, in glorious colour and quotes, are our favourite examples of art inspired by extremely crappy weather. Cheer up Britain!

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