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Watson and the Shark

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Description: Marble Queens and Captives: Women in Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture
A fascination with female victimization dominated American ideal sculpture in the mid–nineteenth century, most notably in such captivity subjects as The Greek Slave, but also in a variety of works that represented women in peril.Randolph...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.101-140
Description: Boston’s Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent
In 1916, at Isabella Stewart Gardner’s home at Fenway Court, a British guest asked John Singer Sargent whether he was painting any portraits, and he stated with “a wry face”: “No. I’m only painting mountains and niggers.”Mount 1969, 337. Sargent’s racist comment deliberately...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.63-81
Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
As a watercolorist, Winslow Homer intuitively adapted his practice to the unique environmental characteristics of the places he painted. This is particularly apparent in the works he created in the tropical areas he visited – the Bahamas, Cuba, Bermuda, and Florida – between 1884 and 1905. Punctuating his life at Prout’s Neck with regular trips to the Adirondacks and occasional sojourns in Canada and the tropics, the artist kept his engagement with watercolor alive – and the public interested …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.170-198

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