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Download Winslow Homer Paintings of the Civil War eBook
ISBN:
0938491156
Author:
Marc Simpson
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bedford Arts (1988)
Pages:
283 pages
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1110 kb
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283 pages : 28 cm. "This volume has been published on the occasion of the first monographic exhibition uniting the majority of the Civil War paintings of Winslow Homer.

283 pages : 28 cm. The essays and related materials that inform this book offer a close reading of Homer's paintings in the cultural context of the Civil War period and the critical responses with which the works were originially received. accompanied by a diverse array of period media illustrations and cartoons, as well as Homer's

This volume has been published on the occasion of the first monographic exhibition uniting the majority of the Civil War paintings of Winslow Homer.

This volume has been published on the occasion of the first monographic exhibition uniting the majority of the Civil War paintings of Winslow Homer. accompanied by a diverse array of period media illustrations and cartoons, as well as Homer's .

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The Bright Side is an oil painting by the American artist Winslow Homer. Painted in 1865, the concluding year of the American Civil War, the work depicts four African American Union Army teamsters sitting on the sunny side of a Sibley tent. The painting is in the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco-(De Young). Its dimensions are 3. cm (1. 7 i. x 4. 2 i. From November 2012 to September 2013, the painting was on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

by Marc Simpson and Nicolai Cikovsky J.

Winslow Homer's Images of Blacks: The Civil War and Reconstruction Years. Following the essays are informative catalogue entries by Sally Mills & Marc Simpson. In the book, each painting is reproduced once in color, & each entry includes several b&w reproductions of related works-preliminary studies by Homer, works of similar subjects by others, etc. (The smallest color plate is approx. 5 x 7 i. In a gesture toward completeness, there are entries for Homer's 2 Civil War paintings that were not shown in the exhibition. I learned so much from this book.

Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects

Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art. Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium

Winslow Homer was a largely self-taught artist who studied briefly with Fredrick Rondel in. .The magazine sent Homer to the front lines to document the Civil War. In 1861, Homer took up painting with a focus on watercolors.

Winslow Homer was a largely self-taught artist who studied briefly with Fredrick Rondel in 1861 and took several night courses and the Nation Academy of Design. Homer grew up in Cambridge MA and at the age of 19 became an apprentice to a lithographer in Boston. In 1857 Homer began his career as an illustrator and by 1859 had already worked for Harper's Weekly.

Describes the background of each work, and recounts Homer's experiences covering the war
  • Painshade
I had just come from seeing an exhibit of Homer's civil war paintings at a Washington D.C. museum which I had loved so much that I ordered this book when I discovered it on Amazon. Big Mistake!The prints in the book bear no resemblance to the real paintings- color is completely off, the prints are tiny reproductions and are of poor quality. Do NOT buy this book!
  • Elildelm
In 1862 "Harper's Weekly" hired Winslow Homer to accompany the Union Army on its next major campaign. The artist's job was to observe & to create wood engravings for publication in the magazine. During the next few years, Homer created many drawings & engravings, as well as 22 oil paintings. THIS book was published on the occasion of the first exhibition bringing together 20 of those paintings. The exhibition appeared at 3 locations: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, July 2-Sept.18, 1988; Portland Museum of Art, Oct. 8-Dec. 18, 1988; & Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, Jan. 7-Mar. 12, 1989.

The book opens with a chronology [by Sally Mills] of Homer's early career & 4 essays--each focusing on a single painting: 1."'Sharpshooter' & the Peninsular Campaign of 1862" by Christopher Kent Wilson; 2."'The Bright Side': Humorously Conceived & Truthfully Executed" by Marc Simpson; 3. "'Prisoners from the Front': An American History Painting?" by Lucretia H. Giese; and 4."A Harvest of Death: 'The Veteran in a New Field'" by Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr. In a fifth essay, "A Hand Formed to Use the Brush," Kristin Hoermann discusses Homer's technique and materials in his earliest oil paintings.

Following the essays are informative catalogue entries by Sally Mills & Marc Simpson. In the book, each painting is reproduced once in color, & each entry includes several b&w reproductions of related works--preliminary studies by Homer, works of similar subjects by others, etc. (The smallest color plate is approx. 5 x 7 in.) In a gesture toward completeness, there are entries for Homer's 2 Civil War paintings that were not shown in the exhibition.

I learned so much from this book. Hoermann's essay about Homer's materials taught me about the youmg artist's reliance upon Chevreul's classic book about color. The other essays & entries taught me a bit about the everyday life of Union soldiers during the War.