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The Water Fan, detail

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Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
In The Water Fan (figure b), Homer created the visual impression of light shimmering on the ocean by using watercolor paper with a heavy twill texture. The diagonal pattern, which runs from top right to lower left, was produced by the woven wire screen that supported the pulp as the sheet was formed. The truncated watermark J WHAT (for the manufacturer J. Whatman) is legible on the twill side, indicating that it was to be used for painting. The reverse side is …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago

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