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The American artist Winslow Homer painted the seascape entitled Weatherbeaten in 1894, and it is currently located at the Portland Museum of Art. Eleven years earlier, he moved to Prouts Neck – south of Portland, Maine – from New York City, where the artist freelanced as a commercial illustrator. Homer set up his studio on the coast where he produced marine paintings for about twenty-five years. The works created by the painter during this period are highly praised by art critics and collectors, and Homer is considered by many one of the greatest seascape painters of all time.
Homer’s view and portrayal of nature changed throughout his career. He began with an optimistic and bright interpretation, portraying women in leisure, young couples engaging in conversation, and people in normal rural lifestyles – in harmony with nature. One of his most famous optimistic paintings is entitled Breezing Up. After the 1880s, the artist’s work became harsher, and less idealize after his experience in a fisher village of Cullercoats. He began to interpret the struggle of humankind and nature in his artwork, like in the painting The Fog Warning. After moving to Prouts Neck, Homer preferred to be in solitude and dedicated himself to transforming his ideas and sketches into large-scale paintings.
After a few years, the artist eventually changed the primary focus in his work, eliminating the human figure in most of his paintings. Homer became fascinated in depicting the overall power and magnitude of the sea – no longer finding necessary to create a narrative using the human image. It was during the last phase of his career that Homer created his most stunning and praised seascape paintings.
Weatherbeaten is an exquisite example of this series of paintings, as it initially seems like a relatively simple work, but is drenched in detail. With a beautifully thought out color palette, Homer gave life to this marine painting. The dark, rough, and almost geometric stones in the forefront contrast and complement the bright, irregular, and organic shapes of the waves in the background, creating a unique harmony. Homer used rich, warm shades of brown, as well as green and blue-gray pigments on the rocks, also, highlights of ochre and pink. The water is a beautiful blend of white, aquamarine and green tonalities, while the dark sky tends more to violet and blue.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Weatherbeaten, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Weatherbeaten that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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