Arts Everyday Living: Winslow Homer & the Sea—Moonlight at Midnight

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WINSLOW HOMER & THE SEA

MOONLIGHT AT MIDNIGHT

 

 

 

Winslow Homer, Eastern Point Light, watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper, 1880, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

Stars veil their beauty soon

Besides the glorious moon,

When her full silver light

Doth make the whole earth bright.

Sappho, fragment

One of the leading American masters, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) might be called the mariner artist, creating countless interpretations of the sea both in watercolor and oil. The verses of ancient Greek poet Sappho (c. 630/615 B.C. – c. 580-/570 B.C.) have somehow survived, if often in fragments, through hundreds of centuries,

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Sailing for New England

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

 

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