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.
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.