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The Nooning. The painting by Winslow Homer
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The Nooning

Winslow Homer concluded the oil painting entitled The Nooning in 1872. The artist initially worked on the frontline of the American Civil War, observing and sketching what he saw to produce finished artworks later in his studio. During the 1870s, Homer began to dedicate himself to watercolor and oil painting and, eventually in 1875, he stopped working as a commercial illustrator to commit himself to a career as an artist.

After working with heavy war themes, Homer dedicated his work mainly to scenes of rural America. He would often portray peaceful, nostalgic, and innocent scenarios with figures happily living in the countryside; like women in leisure, children playing outdoors, or young couples engaging in conversation. The overwhelming feeling in the United States at this time was of achieving peace and restoring the great things the country had to offer. In the painting The Nooning, Homer was able to give a warm and inviting atmosphere by his use of color palette and composition.

The painting shows a boy in the forefront of the canvas, laying on the ground leaning on his elbows. He wears simple clothing; a white long-sleeve shirt, dark pants, and a large sunhat which partially covers his eyes. The grass was painted in many shades of green and ochre. To the right of the canvas, Homer depicted a large tree that exceeds the limits of the canvas, just a bit farther away than the boy. The background feature a couple of other trees filled with leaves, some dark vegetation to the right and a large, white country house behind these lively figures. Specks of white, gray, and black paint simply represent a group of chickens and possibly other poultry on the far left side of the composition.

One year after The Nooning was concluded, Homer published a woodcut print version of the work in Harper’s Weekly magazine, but with some alterations. The print features a broader vision of the landscape, showing the sky and a clothesline on the background, to the tight of the composition. Along with the original image of the boy, two other kids wearing hats also relax on the grass, and a large, lazy dog was added as well. The chickens seen in the background are more scattered, and a woman is seen feeding them near the house.

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The Nooning Winslow Homer

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