Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing Through Art—Sea Visions & Voices

Leon Spilliaert, Marine, 1923, oil on canvas, Museum of Grenoble, Grenoble, France

 

American master Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is acclaimed for his stirring and powerful seascapes such as Sunlight on the Coast done at his home in Prout’s Neck, Maine.  How does it compare, though, to the poetic tranquility of  Marine by Belgian Symbolist artist Leon Spilliaert (1881-1946)?

 

Winslow Homer Sunlight on the Coast, 1890, oil on canvas, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

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