Shipwreck!

Shipwreck!

Winslow Homer and The Life Line

Book - 2012
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"The Life Line, a thrilling scene of rescue on stormy seas, firmly established Winslow Homer (1836-1910) as one of the leading American painters of his day, and one of the foremost maritime artists of all time. Combining a close analysis of Homer's masterpiece with an engaging look at the history of images of disaster and rescue in art and popular culture, Shipwreck! explores the making and meaning of an iconic American work of art. Kathleen A. Foster locates The Life Line within the tradition of shipwreck paintings from the seventeenth century onward, as well as in relation to Homer's earlier and later work, which also featured themes of disaster, suspense, and salvation. This intriguing book presents new research that tracks Homer's delicate management of the figures' erotic embrace, and traces how the artist was influenced by popular contemporary images of drowning, rescue, and mourning as well as the development of new lifesaving technologies."--page [3] of cover.
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, [2012]
ISBN: 9780876332382
0876332386
9780300185478
0300185472
Branch Call Number: 759.13 HOMER
Characteristics: x, 132 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

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