Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), The Night Wind, 1918; watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper, 21 1/2 x 21 7/8 inches; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of A. Conger Goodyear, 1960
Charles Burchfield, Journals, September 22, 1916
Friday, September 22, 2017
A rare phenomenon later. It is quite dark. Up out of the southwest roars the huge wind. Great misshapen masses of clouds loom terrifically over the sky, the black openings of irregular shape seeming like strange creatures. The clouds are lit up by a mysterious light and are a cold bluish white. In a black house below amid the black clawing trees in an evil yellow window.
Charles Burchfield, September 22, 1916