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Homer, Winslow, 1836–1910

Coming away : Winslow Homer & England / Elizabeth Athens, Brandon Ruud, with Martha Tedeschi.

Worcester, MA : Worcester Art Museum ; Milwaukee, WI : Milwaukee Art Museum ; New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2017]
Physical Description:
167 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Reference Library
NJ18.H75 A12 2017 (LC) Oversize
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Worcester Art Museum from November 11, 2017 to February 4, 2018, and the Milwaukee Art Museum from March 2, 2018 to May 20, 2018.
Includes bibliographical references.
A fascinating exploration of the time Winslow Homer spent in England and how it influenced his art. Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is widely regarded as the greatest American painter of the 19th century, but it is not well known that he spent a pivotal period of time on the other side of the Atlantic. The eighteen months Homer spent in England in 1881 and 1882-studying the work of masters such as J. M. W. Turner and Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and exploring the landscape of coastal villages-irrevocably shaped his creative identity. This beautifully designed and produced publication explores Homer's time in England and how it influenced his art, as he attempted to reconcile his affinity for traditional subject matter with his increasingly modern aesthetic vision. Coming Away complicates our understanding of his work and convincingly argues that it has more cosmopolitan underpinnings than previously thought.
Subject Terms:
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910 -- Exhibitions.
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910 -- Travel -- England.
Athens, Elizabeth, author.
Ruud, Brandon K., 1968- author.
Tedeschi, Martha, 1958- author.
Worcester Art Museum, issuer, host institution.
Milwaukee Art Museum, host institution.