The art: Winslow Homer, Hurricane, Bahamas, 1898.
The news: Hurricane Irene is on the way.
The source: Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. An after-the-hurricane Homer watercolor is at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Note: Before there was The Weather Channel, there was art. Throughout the day 3rd of May will post examples of artists thrilling to big, bad, threatening storms.