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After the Hurricane, Bahamas

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Description: After the Hurricane, Bahamas
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Description: American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
Impressionism, as demonstrated by Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson, John Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir in oil, watercolor, and pastel, coexisted with Tonalism...
PublisherPhiladelphia Museum of Art
Related print edition pages: pp.295-331
Description: Picturing
In the early 1880s, the American artist Winslow Homer (1836–1910) sketched a tragic scene: a capsized boat foundering near a rocky shore lined with trees. At least one figure appears to be floating in the...
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.10-40
Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
Homer altered the position of the shipwrecked man’s proper right arm in After the Hurricane, Bahamas (figure b). Initially, he painted the arm bent at the elbow with the wrist elevated and bent forward. Then he scraped away the paint in the area of the elbow and foreshortened the arm as he repainted it (see figure a). Roughened fibers and brown and black pigments remain in the scraped area. To camouflage the change, the artist added strands of beach grass. This decision may have …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago

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