Title: Girl Carrying a Basket
Artist: Winslow Homer
The series on Monet will continue on Sunday.
French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) and American master Winslow Homer (1836-1910) were contemporaries, both inspired by a love of the sea.. You might want to compare Homer’s watercolor Girl Carrying a Basket with Monet’s The Cliff Walk at Pourville (see: blog #9, November 12, 2023) both done in 1882. For instance, while Monet’s subjects are vacationers, Homer focuses instead on a young girl who earns her living by working with the fishing community. Notice too the difference between their styles, Monet’s Impressionism and Homer’s basic realism.
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