Image: Winslow Homer, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) (1873-76).
We drift away from food for this weekend’s art post. In light of the re-opening of the National Gallery in a couple weeks, we are highlighting some favorites from the collection. In light of the wind that hit us the last day, this piece seemed appropriate.
From the NGA description:
“Following an extended trip to Europe in 1866–1867, Homer adopted a warmer palette, a looser brush technique, and an interest in painting outdoor scenes that owed much to the influence of contemporary French artists such as Courbet, Manet, and Monet.
“Upon his return to the United States, Homer turned his attention to lively scenes of sports and recreation, painting warm and appealing images that perfectly suited the prevalent postwar nostalgia for a simpler, more innocent America.”
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