OIL PAINTING: An Approaching Storm, 1850
During the years Roelofs lived in Brussels (1847-1887), Roelofs formed a link between the French Barbizon School and the progressive Dutch landscape painters in The Hague. He mainly painted Dutch landscapes with ponds and cows. Hendrik Van de Sande Bakhuyzen taught Roelofs the elements of painting and Roelofs later went on to study at the Hague Academy. His early paintings belonged to the dominant style in painting that time, Romanticism. Dramatic landscapes such as 'An Approaching Storm' display the grandeur and power of nature.