"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

24 February 2020

Happy Birthday, Homer

Homer, On the Trail, 1889


Winslow Homer was born on this date in 1836.

You have the sky overhead giving one light; then the reflected light from whatever reflects; then the direct light of the sun; so that, in the blending and suffusing of these several luminations, there is no such thing as a line to be seen anywhere.  Look at nature, work independently, and solve your own problems. 

Winslow Homer

At C-SPAN, Wake Forest University Professor David Lubin teaches a class on Homer, exploring the symbolism found in Homer’s work, including commentary about Gilded Age society as well as meditations on nature. 

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