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Flamborough Head, England, detail

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Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
Using the same media and paper for the 1882 drawings Flamborough Head, England (page 100, figure a), Homer exploited his materials to create compositions rich in contrast and description. The artist chose a soft graphite pencil to accentuate the texture of the laid drawing paper. This is most evident on the sail in the latter work, where Homer dragged his pencil in vertical strokes across the laid lines, creating a pattern imitating woven canvas (see figure a). In the former drawing …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago

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