"Rediscovering Winslow Homer" Topic
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|grommet37 ||24 Sep 2014 1:40 p.m. PST|
The things I find when researching this hobby, possible wilderness scenarios and terrain-building inspiration… I rediscovered this guy, who must've once been (and now is again) my new favorite artist.
| Saginaw ||24 Sep 2014 2:56 p.m. PST|
When I was in elementary school in the '70s, our English class had a book that contained the following Winslow Homer painting:
That image has never left me, and eventually he became one of my most favorite artists. I have a book in my collection that chronicles Mr. Homer's artwork while he was a correspondent with Harper's Weekly, entitled Echo of a Distant Drum, which I highly recommend.
By the way, this painting, called "Boys in a Pasture", is from 1874 and, at least to me, perfectly encapsulates what it must have been like to experience life in 19th Century rural America:
|Coelacanth ||24 Sep 2014 7:30 p.m. PST|
The Gulf Stream, 1899
This is the one that has stayed with me.
|Toshach ||24 Sep 2014 7:47 p.m. PST|
Yup. I love Homer. The Gulf Steam is one of my favorites too.