"I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die".
This Percy Bysshe Shelley quote is one of many on the topic of "fleeting worlds" in the exhibition "Clouds" in Vienna's Leopold Museum.
An enormous crowd of artists seem to have made clouds central or at least important parts of their paintings or photographs. To create an exhibition around clouds was a fabulous idea. Hundreds of awesome cloud depictions can be seen by artists such as Caspar David Friedrich, William Turner, Claude Monet, Anselm Kiefer, Vincent van Gogh, John Constable, Gerhard Richter, Emil Nolde, Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol and many more.
The cloud photo below is from the roof terrace of the museum. We got a little cloud conscious after all those images.
Hurry up if you're in Vienna - the exhibition closes on 1 July, 2013!