Arts Everyday Living: Winslow Homer, the Farm Girl, & the Art of Egg Gathering

Reposted blog.

IN THE COUNTRY WITH WINSLOW HOMER

 

THE ART OF GATHERING EGGS

 

Winslow Homer, Fresh Eggs, watercolor, gouache and graphite on wove paper sheet, 1874, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

 

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

 

Proverb, Source Unknown

 

American legend Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is most famous for his dramatic renderings of the New England coast.  However, especially during the 1870s, he created a series of works of women engaged in various activities, often resembling the model depicted above in Fresh Eggs.

 

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

 

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