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Winslow Homer in the 1890s: Prout's Neck Observed.

Published in conjunction with a major exhibition of Homer's great seascape and landscape paintings of the 1890s, this volume reproduces more than thirty color plates of his most expressive works. While figures assume importance in The Gulf Stream, The Fisher Girl and several other works, this book focuses on Homer's mastery of marine painting and his grasp of the forces of nature. the waves and rocks of Maine's distinctive seacoast as sensed by Homer is also represented by a number of charcoal, white chalk and gouache studies. This worthwhile volume also includes a reminiscence by the artist's grandniece and an in-depth essay, supported by photos, sketches and studies, of one of Homer's keynote paintings, The Artist's Studio in an Afternoon Fog. On the premise that the art student can learn more about painting technique from studying a master than from any number of how-to books, this book deserves to be an accessible resource for students of painting from high school through university. Beyond the studio area, the historical and critical information in this volume also make it worthwhile.
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Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Feb 1, 1992
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