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Winslow Homer painted the tropical landscape entitled Native Huts, Nassau in 1885. The artist was commissioned by the Century Magazine to create a series of watercolor paintings portraying locations like Cuba, many regions of Florida, Bermuda, as well as the Bahamas. During this period, Homer had a studio in Prouts Neck, Maine – a very different landscape than the places he was traveling. The artist felt great joy in portraying the landscapes and the culture of these exotic and sunny locations.
Although Homer already worked outdoors before his trip to Europe, where he met the Impressionists, this meeting provided Homer with influence and a different outlook on what modern painting was. The French Impressionists worked with a technique they called and popularized as painting en plein air, which is working outdoors. Both Homer and the Impressionists were interested in the effects of sunlight over a landscape, and how that fluctuates depending on the time of day and weather. In fact, the artist would paint scenes during and after tropical storms or hurricanes, like in the artwork After the Hurricane. Homer worked mainly with watercolors at this time, ranging from a realistic approach to a more experimental and Impressionistic representation.
In Native Huts, Nassau, the artist depicts a humble house which gives an idea of part of the culture of the people of Nassau. The forefront shows a dirt ground in shades of light brown and ochre. There is a dried up tree trunk and a majestic rooster on the left side of the composition, while a tree – that is not visible in the painting – casts a shadow on the opposite side. Almost centered on the paper, a simple, wooden, white house was painted in detail. There is a window with a veil as a curtain and, placed in the middle, an open door with specks of color popping out from the darkness can be seen – possibly representing the figures of the people who live in the house. The rooftop was painted with shades of brown and potentially made from coconut tree leaves. The background is dominated by a rich variety of vegetation, featuring many kinds of trees, all beautifully detailed in many tonalities of green. The blue sky is filled with ochre-white colored clouds, as it is a sunny day.
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