Fire & Art: paintings of wildfires and burned landscapes

Selection of paintings related to wildfires. I have preferently selected those paintings that show wildfires and nature (landscapes, trees, etc.), except for some early works (<1900) that I included any painting I found related to wildfires. Thank you to the people that have sent me some of these images as response to my tweet (@jgpausas), e.g., @StephenJPyne, @TarragonJosep, @mhmorrill, @BiodiversityGuy, @Julian_Resasco, @barroso2501, @mica_amy, @parnajarlpa, @romanticheather, Jim Weller, etc.

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George Catlin (USA, 1796–1872)


1832, Prairie meadow burning


1832, Prairie Bluffs Burning, on the Missouri River

Others, before 1940


A. K. Denisov-Uralsky, ca. 1900 [info]


Joseph Lycett, ca. 1820, Drawings of Aborigines and scenery [info]


Keeley Halswelle, mid 1800s, UK


Charles Deas, 1847, Prairie on fire


V.N. Dobrovolski, URSS


Charles Whymper, 1910, UK


G.J. Tisdale, 1871, The Great Peshtigo fire


(unknown), Steppe fire in Buryatia, Russia


Paul Kane (1810-71), Canada


Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)


John Longstaff, 1898, Red Tuesday fires (Gippsland, Australia)


Alfred J. Miller (1810-1874), E North America


(unknown), 1840s, The trapper's defense- fire fights fire, N America


Charles M. Russell (1864-1926), N America


William Strutt, 1851, Black Thursday (Australia)


Vasily Polenov, 1881, The burnt forest


Eugene von Guerard, 1859, Bushfire between Mount Elephant and Timboon, Australia [info]


Carl Wimar, 1860

Donald Ramsay (Australia, 1957-), 2013


After The Fire, Glenburn


After The Fire, Mount Gordon, Yarra Ranges


Burnt Forest, Captains Creek


Burnt Forest, Captains Creek2


Burnt Forest, Yarra Ranges I


Burnt Hillside, Yarra Ranges I


Sunset after fire


Burnt Ridge, Yarra Ranges


Evening After Fire, Yarra Ranges


Sunset After Fire, Yarra Ranges

Fred Williams (Australia, 1927–1982)


1970, Burnt landscape II (Bushfire Series)


1968, After bushfire (3) [info]


Hillock


1968, Approaching bushfire [info]


Lysterfield


Burning tree stump


Burnt Landscape


1965, Upwey landscape

Reg Mombassa (Christopher O'Doherty), Australia/NZ (1951-)


Burnt gums on the King’s highway approaching Byron Bay


Stumps trunks and shrubbery, 2021


Carbone and Trunks After Fire, 2009


Reeding a book after the fire


Moses robot II with burning bush




Philip Juras (Southeast USA), 2003-2018


2003, Fir-snags


2012, Wade tract burn #7


2015, Burn


2010, Day after fire


2012, Fire in saw palmettos


2013, Heading fire


2018, Burnt


2013, Backing fire


2014, Deadfall


2015, Burn


2010, After fire


2015, Burn


2015, Burn


2015, Burnt

Josep Serra Tarragón (Catalonia, Spain) [digital art]


Doble caiguda


Col·lecció Memòries de foc


Col·lecció Memòries de foc


Supercel.lula de foc al capvespre, 2021


Col·lecció Memòries de foc


Fire pathways, 2021





2012, Inferno


Col·lecció Memòries de foc





Thin orange line


Afterburnt, 2022


Brownian sparks in the wood, 2021








Col·lecció Memòries de foc


Col·lecció Memòries de foc


Tongues of bushfire, 2021










Australian aboriginal art


Ngamaru Bidu, Waru (fire)


Dolly Nampijinpa Daniels, Uni Nampijinpa Martin, 1988. Warlukurlangu Jukurrpa (fire country Dreaming) [info]


Ngamaru Bidu, Warntilli Waru, 2014 (red lines = recent burning) [info]


Prabha Mallya [source]

Miriam Morill (California)





Fleur de lis-Life returns from fire







Other artists


Cota Marqués, 2020.


Cota Marqués, 2020.


Paul Klee, 1933, Fire at full moon


Albert Tucker, 1999, After the Bushfire [info]


Sue Todd


Adam Straus, 2008, Fire and Earth


Rick Amor, 2014, The island on fire


Arthur Boyd, 1966-68, Nebuchadnezzar on fire falling over a waterfall


René Magritte, 1928, Le paysage en feu


Jaume Marzal, 2021


Denize Torbes, 2015, Queimada


Jessie Homer French, 2021, The Dome Fire - Mojave- National Preserve


Janine McGinness, 2019, Bushfire


Tom Thomson, 1915, Burnt land at sunset, summer


Geun-Taek Yoo, 2000, Five Gardens 4(Fire)


John Glenn, 2009, Black Saturday 2009


Laurie Wigham, 2021,


Lorna Muir Nimmo, 1952, The Bush Fire’s Passage


Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, 2019, Bushfire


Sidney Nolan, 1947, Detail from Landscape


Charles Burchfield, 1920, Forest fire in moonlight


Charley Harper, Secretary bird with black mamba


Robin Lee Carlson, 2021


Carole Pierce, Desert fire #4


Sue Michael, 2018, Bushfires Where There Were None Before





Others


Emily Milligen, 8th grade, Reed Point School, (Keep Montana Green, art contents, 2021)


Kira Brousseau, 11th grade, Columbia Falls High School (Keep Montana Green, art contents, 2021)


Direct fire attack [info]


Ground fire [info]


Dan Day, "what happens when a forest burns?"


Eugene Warming, "Burned campo cerrado (Lagoa Santa, Brazil)"