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The Cock Fight

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Description: The Cock Fight
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Description: Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting
The famed American artist Winslow Homer came of age amid the expansive visual world of the late nineteenth century, working across media to produce drawings, paintings, prints, and watercolors for consumption in the art market. To great success, the relationship between these works—from...
PublisherBowdoin College Museum of Art
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.103-140
Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
When painting sun-drenched Caribbean locales, Homer strove to maximize the transparency of his colors against the white paper. He shifted this practice, however, to paint The Cock Fight (figure b), incorporating opaque watercolors into the work as needed. Unlike his opaque watercolors of the early 1870s, here Homer did not mix zinc white with transparent pigments in order to render them opaque. Instead, he worked with opaque pigments themselves. For example, he used chrome orange …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago

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