Coast of Maine

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1893

Artist:

Winslow Homer
American, 1836–1910

About this artwork

Winslow Homer observed the shoreline in various weather conditions and seasons after moving to live in near isolation in Prouts Neck, Maine, in 1883. Amid the remote and dramatic landscape, he depicted seascapes void of human life, focusing instead on an emotional response to nature. His marine scenes are larger than his earlier works, the size of the canvases emphasize the vastness and power of the sea. Homer alluded to the violence of water through the sharply diagonal shoreline and vigorous brushwork. The flat areas of color that he employed to represent the rugged rocks simultaneously hint at abstraction.

On View

American Art, Gallery 171

Artist

Winslow Homer

Title

Coast of Maine

Origin

United States

Date

1893

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, lower left: "Homer 93"

Dimensions

61 × 76.2 cm (24 × 30 in.)

Credit Line

Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1931.505

Extended information about this artwork

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