Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Paintings from the last little ice age when ice skating on the Themes in London was all the rage

as in February in the famous cycle in the Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, painted 1412–1416 and illustrated below. Since landscape painting had not yet developed as independent genre in art, the absence of other winter scenes is not remarkable.
The Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, 1565
The famous winter landscape paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, such as The Hunters in the Snow, are all thought to have been painted in 1565. His son Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564–1638) also painted many snowy landscapes, but according to Burroughs, he "slavishly copied his father's designs. The derivative nature of so much of this work makes it difficult to draw any definite conclusions about the influence of the winters between 1570 and 1600...".[34][35]
Winter landscape with iceskaters, c. 1608, Hendrick Avercamp
Burroughs says that snowy subjects return to Dutch Golden Age painting with works by Hendrick Avercamp from 1609 onwards. There is then a hiatus between 1627 and 1640, before the main period of such subjects from the 1640s to the 1660s, which relates well with climate records for the later period. The subjects are less popular after about 1660, but that does not match any recorded reduction in severity of winters and may reflect only changes in taste or fashion. In the later period between the 1780s and 1810s, snowy subjects again became popular.[34]

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Little Ice Age - Wikipedia
The Little Ice Age (LIA) was a period of cooling that occurred after the Medieval Warm Period. ...... CO;2-L. Jump up ^ ...
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So, though we are presently in extreme Global Climate change we are expected (sometime this century) to have the sun go dormant with little to no sunspots or solar flares for a time.
When that happens a "mini Ice age" is one of the possibilities people will face on earth.
So, in addition to Global Climate change caused by the cutting down of forests and burning them and fossil fuels there are other variables not often talked about like Geomagnetic Reversal and Geomagnetic excursion (one of which is happening now) and The sun going dormant for many years this century too, which is bound to confuse the hell out of everyone not told about all these things also going on.
However, I can completely see why government wouldn't want people to know all these other things aren't going on too don't you.
However, if you are a researcher like me then you are going to find all these things one by one and realize this isn't as simple or as easy as anyone thought is it?
So, no matter what it is going to be a miracle if ANY humans or any life on earth is alive 1000, 5000, or 10,000 years from now isn't it?

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