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

June 23, 2018 - October 28, 2018

This exhibition explores the question of Homer’s relationship with the medium of photography and its impact on his artistic practice.

Introduction

This exhibition explores the question of Homer’s relationship with the medium of photography and its impact on his artistic practice. As one attuned to appearances and how to represent them, Homer understood that photography, as a new technology of sight, had much to reveal. This exhibition thus adds an important new dimension to our appreciation of this pioneering American painter, demonstrating his recognition that photography did not undermine, but instead complemented his larger artistic interests.

Works in the Exhibition

 "Winslow Homer with 'The Gulf Stream' in his studio," ca. 1900, gelatin silver print, by an unidentified photographer. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

"Winslow Homer with 'The Gulf Stream' in his studio," ca. 1900, gelatin silver print, by an unidentified photographer. Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Visiting the Exhibition

June 23, 2018 - October 28, 2018

    Halford Gallery, Center Gallery, John A. and Helen P. Becker Gallery, Focus Gallery, Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery