Homer's Place, My Space

Prepping Your Place
Homer Video Clip

1. HOMER PREP: We are looking to form a timeline of Winslow Homer's working life so that we can better understand him as an artist. With your assigned area of concentration (below) please use the sites at the bottom of this page to do a bit of research on Winslow Homer. Your research should include the following:
A. Two images from your time period (include title, medium, size, etc.)
B. Dates of your time period (as best as you can find)
C. At least two interesting nuggets about this period in Homer's history.

  • Early years (no art here; find early Homer history, locations, art beginnings)
  • Studio / Prout's Neck
  • Cullercoats, England
  • Prints & Drawings
  • Gloucester, MA
  • Bahamas, FLA
  • Civil War Era
  • Adirondacks / Watercolors

2. HOMER ANALYSIS: In preparation for our work with Winslow Homer and his Sense of Place, you will be assigned, as part of a group, one of the following images to study and analyze through a series of in-depth questions.


Helpful: Rules of Composition
  • Create a Presentation method of your choice (at least 7 slides) with this information and be prepared to share it with the class. Include Homer’s image on all of your slides.
  • Share the presentation to me through Google or email it so we can all see it!
  • Rubric for Homer Analysis

Following are a series of websites that you might find helpful:
Portland Museum of Art
Winslow Homer Studio
Winslow Homer Collection at Bowdoin College Museum of Art sorry--Bowdoin's IT department is working on this one....
Homer at the National Gallery of Art
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
From the MET timeline

The first four images above come from:
"Winslow Homer Collection." Welcome to the PMA. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. <http://www.portlandmuseum.org/exhibitions-collections/collection/homer_gallery.shtml#>.
The skating image comes from:
"Winslow Homer - Making Art, Making History." Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. <http://www.clarkart.edu/exhibitions/homer/ia/ts.cfm?ObjectID=207&KeywordID=6&FormName=KeywordSearch&Page=2&ViewAll=1>.