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Huntsman and Dogs

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Description: Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America
Even though American artists had with considerable success colonized the feminine and naturalized aestheticism, some critics found much of contemporary art weak and inadequate to the spirit of modern America. As a Harper’s editorial put it, “It is a period of refinement and decoration, in which the how is more important than the what. ... It is a day of little masters, of the art that seeks effect but feels nothing, of small and exquisite things ... of the dainty representation of our own small …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.188-217
Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
In September 1870, thirteen years before he settled on the Maine coast, Winslow Homer made the first of many visits to the Adirondack Mountains. This vast wilderness in northern New York offered artists a limitless selection of natural wonders: high mountain peaks, old forests, thousands of lakes, ponds, rapids, and waterfalls, and the mighty Hudson River (see figure 1). For Homer, the region provided the things he cherished and needed most: privacy, plentiful subject matter, the chance to focus …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.136-168

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