Tuesday Art ATTACK- Winslow Homer “Undertow”

Wait . . . where's the red swim trunks. Early lifeguards in action. 

Winslow Homer is one of America's preeminent artists from the 1800s. He was a Realist, mainly focused on painting scenes of ordinary life and landscapes. "Undertow" is based on a real life rescue that Homer witnessed on a visit to Atlantic City in 1883. He choose to do a freizelike formation to create a more dramatic effect. The painting was first shown at the National Academy in 1887.


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