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Weathering the storm : inside Winslow Homer's Gulf Stream

Author: Peter H Wood; Winslow Homer
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2004.
Series: Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures, no. 46.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Perhaps no other American painting is at once so familiar and so little understood as Winslow Homer's The Gulf Stream (1899). For more than a century, scholars have praised the artist and yet puzzled over this harrowing scene of a black man adrift in the open sea, in a derelict boat surrounded by sharks. Critical commentary, when it has departed at all from the painting's composition and coloring, has generally
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Named Person: Winslow Homer; Winslow Homer
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Wood; Winslow Homer
ISBN: 0820326259 9780820326252
OCLC Number: 54082262
Description: xv, 128 p., [8 p. of plates] : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : diving into the wreck --
The personal : a painter and his picture --
The present : looking south from Prout's Neck --
The past : looking back toward slavery.
Series Title: Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures, no. 46.
Responsibility: Peter H. Wood.
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