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Building a Smudge

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Description: Building a Smudge
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Description: American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
The watercolor vogue peaked in 1882, when the number of entries rejected from the annual exhibition of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) sparked a “Salon des Refuses” and a tempest over the management of the show...
PublisherPhiladelphia Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.257-293
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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