Fuck Yeah American Art!

A tumblog dedicated to the American arts, focusing on, but not limited to, paintings from the 18th century forward.

wjs59:

Thomas Hart Benton born 15 April 1889
American painter and muralist.
Died 19 January 1975

drawpaintprint:

Winslow Homer: Incoming Tide, Scarboro Maine, 1883, watercolor on paper
NGA:

Homer was drawn to the starkly beautiful scenery of the peninsula of Prout’s Neck, Maine, settling permenantly there in 1883. Working in watercolor, he began recording the wild power of the sea in various conditions of light and weather, as in this picture of waves breaking against the rugged shore in a dramatic spray of foam. It is one of Homer’s first pure marine pictures, without the addition of figures or narrative. This depiction of the elemental forces of nature is an early indication of the artist’s primary pictorial concern in his later years.  A friend later recalled Homer’s attraction to inclement weather: “[W]hen I knew him he was comparatively indifferent to the ordinary and peaceful aspects of the ocean….But when the lowering clouds gathered above the horizon, and tumultuous waves ran along the rockbound coast and up the shelving, precipitous rocks, his interest became intense.”

drawpaintprint:

Winslow Homer: Incoming Tide, Scarboro Maine, 1883, watercolor on paper

NGA:

Homer was drawn to the starkly beautiful scenery of the peninsula of Prout’s Neck, Maine, settling permenantly there in 1883. Working in watercolor, he began recording the wild power of the sea in various conditions of light and weather, as in this picture of waves breaking against the rugged shore in a dramatic spray of foam. It is one of Homer’s first pure marine pictures, without the addition of figures or narrative. This depiction of the elemental forces of nature is an early indication of the artist’s primary pictorial concern in his later years.  A friend later recalled Homer’s attraction to inclement weather: “[W]hen I knew him he was comparatively indifferent to the ordinary and peaceful aspects of the ocean….But when the lowering clouds gathered above the horizon, and tumultuous waves ran along the rockbound coast and up the shelving, precipitous rocks, his interest became intense.”

(Source: nga.gov)

water-stained:

Winslow Homer, Boys in a Dory, 1873. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

water-stained:

Winslow Homer, Boys in a Dory, 1873. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

calanoida:

William Merritt Chase, Mrs. Chase in Prospect Park, 1886

calanoida:

William Merritt Chase, Mrs. Chase in Prospect Park, 1886


Guy Orlando Rose (1867-1925)
Marguerite, 1918

Guy Orlando Rose (1867-1925)

Marguerite, 1918

(Source: silvabism)

water-stained:

Frederic Remington, The Advance Guard, 1888. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

water-stained:

Frederic Remington, The Advance Guard, 1888. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

urbanhermitartchive:

James McNeill Whistler “Nocturne: The Thames at Battersea” 1878
lithograph

urbanhermitartchive:

James McNeill Whistler “Nocturne: The Thames at Battersea” 1878

lithograph