|Brooks Museum Will Screen Winslow Homer Documentary May 6
For release: May 1, 2007
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The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will screen University of Memphis professor Steve Ross’ documentary about artist Winslow Homer on Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. “Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude” is a multi-perspective film that chronicles Homer’s artistic evolution. It is the first full-length documentary on the renowned American painter. The film is free with regular museum admission.
Ross, who wrote, directed, and produced the film, will be a guest at the screening. He is a professor of communication in the U of M’s College of Communication and Fine Arts. The film is a production of the U of M’s Department of Communication.
Homer (1836-1910), a dominant figure in 19th century American art, is one of its foremost realists. Born in Boston, he served as a battlefield correspondent for Harper’s Weekly during the American Civil War, winning international acclaim for his sketches. He became a popular magazine illustrator, then devoted himself to painting. Homer drew much of his inspiration from nature, especially the sea, which he conveyed through potent images in which light, shadow and composition played powerful roles.
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