American painter Winslow Homer (1836-1910) created some of the most breathtaking and influential watercolors in the history of the medium. This handsome volume provides a comprehensive look at Homer's technical and artistic practice as a watercolorist, and at the experiences that shaped his remarkable development. Focusing on over one hundred watercolors - including twenty-five rarely seen examples from the Art Institute of Chicago's collection ... along with more than thirty related drawings and paintings, the book offers an enriched understanding of Homer's techniques as they evolved over his career.
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Martha Tedeschi is curator of prints and drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago and co-author of the catalogue raisonné The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler (Yale), winner of the Wittenborn Prize. Judith Walsh, formerly paper conservator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, is a professor in the Art Conservation Program at Buffalo State University. Kristi Dahm is assistant conservator of prints and drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago.From Publishers Weekly:
Starred Review. Beginning as a lithographer's apprentice, iconic American painter Winslow Homer (1836-1910) learned the basics of drawing and etching without ever receiving a serious artistic education, developing his skill through practical experience and intense observation. As editor and Art Institute of Chicago curator Tedeschi relates, the artist was obsessed with the ability to depict light properly in its limitless incarnations. Though he was accomplished in a variety of mediums, Homer found watercolors to be the most efficient for what Tedeschi calls "his dedicated examination of the relationship between color, light, and water." Besides reproducing a stunning array of Homer's watercolor paintings, the text offers highly specific description of the artist's process and materials, articulating the different uses of opaque and transparent watercolors and varying paper textures in a technical but reader-friendly manner. Though critics agree that Homer's attention to light and color are entirely his own, the text is also thorough in examining Homer's influences, from Impressionism to the English Aesthetic Movement, as well as his conceptual ties to his contemporary, Walt Whitman. The result is a superior read for those seeking an introduction to the medium of watercolors or an exploration of Homer's work. 275 color illustrations.
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