A Weekend with Winslow Homer

A Weekend with Winslow Homer

by Ann Keay Beneduce
     
 

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American painter Winslow Homer talks about his life and work as if entertaining the reader for the weekend. Includes reproductions of the artist's works and a list of museums where they are on display.

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American painter Winslow Homer talks about his life and work as if entertaining the reader for the weekend. Includes reproductions of the artist's works and a list of museums where they are on display.

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Gr 5-8-The story of Homer's life (1836-1910) is told in the first person, sometimes explaining his involvement with technique and medium (e.g., he describes how a wood engraving is made from his sketches), at other times expounding on his lifelong love affair with nature and the people involved with it. Details of education, travel, kith and kin, money, and his increasingly popular and critical acclaim are well integrated into the narrative. Although, in the main, this mock autobiography does the job, readers will often sense the awkwardness of personal descriptions and self-reflections. A variety of black-and-white and some larger full-color reproductions are useful examples of his evolving style and consistent subject matter. All are presented clearly, the engravings with sharp definition of lines and the paintings showing their brushstrokes. (There are a couple of unfortunate distortions due to a tight binding that sucks parts of double-page spread paintings into the gutter.) Thirteen pages of supplements add value to the volume: a state-by-state listing of where works may be seen, a chronology, and a list of the pictures reproduced with appropriate details. There's no bibliography. Overall, the book delivers a load of information about a major American artist in an appealing manner.-Kenneth Marantz, Art Education Department, Ohio State University, Columbus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847819195
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
03/15/1996
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.99(w) x 10.48(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

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