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Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting

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A revelatory exploration of Winslow Homer’s engagement with photography, shedding new light on his celebrated paintings and works on paper

One of the greatest American painters of the 19th century, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) also maintained a deep engagement with photography throughout his career. Focusing on the important, yet often-overlooked, role that photography played in Homer’s art, this volume exposes Homer’s own experiments with the camera (he first bought one in 1882). It also explores how the medium of photography and the larger visual economy influenced his work as a painter, watercolorist, and printmaker at a moment when new print technologies inundated the public with images. Frank Goodyear and Dana Byrd demonstrate that photography offered Homer new ways of seeing and representing the world, from his early commercial engravings sourced from contemporary photographs to the complex relationship between his late-career paintings of life in the Bahamas, Florida, and Cuba and the emergent trend of tourist photography. The authors argue that Homer’s understanding of the camera’s ability to create an image that is simultaneously accurate and capable of deception was vitally important to his artistic practice in all media. Richly illustrated and full of exciting new discoveries, Winslow Homer and the Camera is a long-overdue examination of the ways in which photography shaped the vision of one of America’s most original painters.

Dana E. Byrd is assistant professor of art history at Bowdoin College. Frank H. Goodyear III is co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

 

Exhibition Schedule:

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
(06/23/18–10/28/18)

 Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA
(11/17/18–02/17/19)

208 pages, 9 1/4 x 11

138 color illus.

ISBN: 9780300214550

Hardcover - Paper over Board

Published in association with Yale University Press

Model #: BCMA-CAT-HOMER
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