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Winslow Homer Book of Postcards

$12.95

Published with: the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Winslow Homer (1836–1910) has justly been called one of America’s greatest artists. Beginning with the Civil War and throughout his career he insightfully recorded the sweeping panorama of the nation’s life. The 30 works presented in this book of postcards 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.
30 color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection

• Mail the postcards, or keep the book for your own collection
• Decorate your office or dorm room with a wall of images
• Informative introductory text
• Backs of postcards offer enough room for short messages
• Perforated for easy removal
• Oversized postcards may require additional postage
• Pomegranate’s books of postcards feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world

Published with the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Book: 6.875 x 4.75 x .375 in.
Postcard: 6.5 x 4.75 in.

ISBN 9780764969522

Winslow Homer

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. Many of his works—depictions of children at play and in school, of farm girls attending to their work, of hunters and their prey—have become classic images of 19th-century American life. Others speak to more universal themes such as the primal relationship of man and nature. In every instance Homer’s art delights us with its sheer beauty and inspires us with its vision of American culture.
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