Exhibitions > Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
February 16, 2008–May 10, 2008
Regenstein Hall and Galleries 271–273
The Art Institute of Chicago is fortunate to house among its collections of American Art twenty-five watercolors and three monochrome drawings by Winslow Homer. Between 2005 and 2007, curators, researchers, conservators and conservation scientists at the Art Institute of Chicago collaborated on an in-depth study of these works using a variety of new analytical technologies. Looking closely at this corpus of works, and at watercolors on loan to the museum by the Terra Foundation for American Art and local private collections, this team set out to learn about Homer’s use of his watercolor materials in order to better understand his artistic intentions, his interest in optics and color theory, and his lifelong study of the effects of light in nature.
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