Frank H. Goodyear III
Frank H. Goodyear III is co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Goodyear III, Frank H.
Goodyear III, Frank H.
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Description: Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting
Winslow Homer was a painter. He thought of himself as a painter and directed his greatest efforts toward this art form. Whether with oils or watercolors, he sought to push his painting to address large themes, and did so in a vocabulary that broke from many American traditions. As an artist devoted to the world as it is, he saw painting as an effort not only to record a particular place and time,...
PublisherBowdoin College Museum of Art
PublisherYale University Press
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Description: Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting
~In 2013, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art was given an English-made camera that once belonged to Winslow Homer. Acquired by the artist in 1882, during the two years he lived in Cullercoats, England, this object joined a large collection of Homer’s art and archival materials at the Museum, including more than a hundred photographs either taken or collected...
PublisherBowdoin College Museum of Art
PublisherYale University Press
Description: Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting
One of the greatest American painters of the 19th century, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) also maintained a deep engagement with photography throughout his career. Focusing on the important, yet often-overlooked, role that photography played in Homer’s art, this volume exposes Homer’s own experiments with the camera (he first bought one in 1882). It also explores how the medium of photography and the larger visual economy influenced his work as a painter, watercolorist, and printmaker at a moment when new print technologies inundated the public with images. Frank Goodyear and Dana Byrd demonstrate that photography offered Homer new ways of seeing and representing the world, from his early commercial engravings sourced from contemporary photographs to the complex relationship between his late-career paintings of life in the Bahamas, Florida, and Cuba and the emergent trend of tourist photography. The authors argue that Homer’s understanding of the camera’s ability to create an image that is simultaneously accurate and capable of deception was vitally important to his artistic practice in all media. Richly illustrated and full of exciting new discoveries, Winslow Homer and the Camera is a long-overdue examination of the ways in which photography shaped the vision of one of America’s most original painters.

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Print publication date July 2018 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300214550
EISBN 9780300259766
Illustrations 125
Print Status in print