Winslow Homer Book of Postcards
Thirty color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection.
Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.
Published with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Winslow Homer (1836–1910) has justly been called America’s greatest artist. Beginning with the Civil War and throughout his career he insightfully recorded the sweeping panorama of the nation’s life. Homer’s dynamic compositions and strong sense of design, color, and light imbued his subjects with a psychological truthfulness that was unprecedented in American art and introduced a new realism into what had been an overly sentimental tradition of genre painting. While quintessentially American, his work also paralleled such developments in European art as impressionism and embodied universal themes that transcended national concerns.
The thirty works presented in this book of postcards are from the collection of the National Gallery of Art. They include early masterpieces such as Home, Sweet Home (c. 1863), which marked Homer’s auspicious debut as a painter, and Blackboard (1877), which sensitively portrays the changing role of women in postbellum America. Also represented are famous works such as Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) (1873–1876), a wonderful example of Homer’s fascination with the sea and his startling ability to capture its most fleeting effects of light and atmosphere. In every instance Homer’s art delights us with its sheer beauty and inspires us with its vision of American culture.
Pomegranate’s books of postcards contain up to thirty top-quality reproductions bound together in a handy, artful collection. Easy to remove and produced on heavy card stock, these stunning postcards are a delight to the sender and receiver. Postcards are oversized and may require additional postage.