Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer, View of Prout's Neck, 1900

In my mind, Winslow Homer's iconic seaside paintings always conjure up wicked winds and splashing waves on the rugged Atlantic coastline. Among many locations, Homer painted in nearby Gloucester, MA, and spent the latter years of his life on Prout's Neck in Maine. I was lucky enough to spend a few summers up on Prout's Neck, and know its beauty well. The homes are classic New England shingle style, weathered by battering winds, and the police drive practical Volvo wagons. But I digress. In a splendid homage to Mr. Homer, the Portland Museum of Art recently opened the newly restored Winslow Homer Studio on Prout's Neck along with a related exhibition at the museum called Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine. Pieces for the show were borrowed from various museums and private collections, and showcase 38 of Homer's seascapes from the last few decades of his life. This exhibit only runs until the end of December, so don't miss it!

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