https://aaeportal.com/?id=13540
Please wait while we complete your search...
Please wait while we complete your search...
Accessibility Options
AA
Site search
  • Return to previous
  • Page

Undertow

Image details
Description: Undertow
Related content: Chapters (2) Images (323)

Select a chapter below to view this image within the text.


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
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00190.001
Description: Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America
Even though American artists had with considerable success colonized the feminine and naturalized aestheticism, some critics found much of contemporary art weak and inadequate to the spirit of modern America. As a Harper’s editorial put it, “It is a period of refinement and decoration, in which the how is more important than the what. ... It is a day of little masters, of the art that seeks effect but feels nothing, of small and exquisite things ... of the dainty representation of our own small …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.188-217
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00068.009

Note: Some of the images of artworks presented on this platform were not sourced from the original print publication. However, in order to preserve the scholarly record of the print publication, all original image captions and credit lines have been retained on the platform. Learn more about our image policies.

Loading image