Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)1873-6 by Winslow Homer

"Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), one of his best-known paintings, was partly inspired by a popular print of North American fishermen. Yet Homer’s ebullient treatment of his subject, and the simple affection he pours into this modest scene of kids out fishing, would go on to open up opportunities for later American realist painters, . . ." (Wilmslow Homer and American Realism, Phaidon.com) "...one of the best-known and most beloved artistic images of ..." http://arteverywhereus.org/Art-Gallery/id/45
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Tags: ocean realism