Winslow Homer (American, Realism, 1836–1910): Two Men in a Canoe, 1895. Watercolor on gray laid paper, 14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm). Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, USA.
“Homer’s ability to depict quiescence rivaled his skill at capturing the raw force of nature. Painted on one of Homer’s late visits to Canada, Two Men in a Canoe is a study in subtlety and technique. The artist employs the paper itself to color both water and sky, splitting earth and heaven with deft, minimal brush strokes to create the shore out of misty wash. The canoe’s silent wake and the whip of the fishing line—both rendered in pure white gouache—testify to Homer’s ability to produce watercolors that all but make sound.” (Thomas Andrew Denenberg, deputy director and chief curator of the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine; © AntiquesandFineArt.com)
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