This volume and the exhibition it accompanies look closely at Winslow Homer's avid pursuit of fly-fishing and the inspiration that the sport provided for his art. It was fishing that led the eminent painter to three of the locales with which we now associate his name: the Adirondack in northern New York State; Florida; and Quebec. Each of these distinctive regions elicited unique and strong reactions from the painter that took form in works that are brilliant studies of light, atmosphere and the spirit of place. At his favourite fishing spots, Homer worked in the traveller's medium of watercolour, stretching it ever more boldly and unconventionally in order to convey the intensity of his experience of nature, his response to light and atmosphere peculiar to a given region, a specific season and a particular time of day; and his feeling for the physical and psychological demands of his favourite sport.
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Patricia Junker is Curator of American Art at Amon Carter Museum. Sarah Burns is a Professor of Art History at Indiana University.From Publishers Weekly:
Homer's reputation has been on the rise lately, with his quintessentially "American" watercolors and drawings the subjects of major retrospectives revealing the breadth of his achievement. This volume takes a narrower look, by focusing on the place of fish and fishing in Homer's life and work. Junker is curator of paintings and sculpture at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and Burns is a professor of fine arts at Indiana University, Bloomington. This catalogue accompanies their co-curated exhibition of the same name, opening in December 2002 in San Francisco before moving on to Fort Worth. It covers everything from Homer's fishing camp in Prout's Neck, Maine, to the trout illustrations from which Homer copped some of his pictorial fish. Of its 184 illustrations, 123 are in color, with an emphasis on full-page reproduction of watercolors, including The Angler (1874), showing a raffish, bearded man casting with panache into a cascading river. While the quality of the scholarship is undeniable, this book's appeal will likely be limited to piscatorially inclined figurative art enthusiasts-which, judging from the amount of cable TV devoted to fishing and painting, may not be an insignificant demographic.
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