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Creator Name: Homer, Winslow
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1836 - 1910
Creator Name-CRT: Winslow Homer
Title: Early Morning after Storm at Sea
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1902
Creation End Date: 1902
Creation Date: 1902
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 76.8cm x 127cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower left: "HOMER / 1902"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1924.195
Credit Line: Gift of J. H. Wade
Context: Homer began this painting in 1883 with a watercolor study of the coast near his studio at Prout's Neck, Maine. Begun in 1900, the picture took almost two years to finish, as the artist waited for the proper conditions of sunlight and weather. Finally, on October 19, 1902, "the long looked-for day arrived and from 6 to 8 o'clock a.m. I painted from nature. This is the best picture of the sea that I have painted."This absolute identity with the forces of nature is an extension of Romantic painting's ideals. In Homer's picture, no human presence interferes with the crashing waves and shifting clouds. There is considerable drama here, especially in the uneasy light after a violent storm at sea.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1924.195
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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