Friday, July 12, 2013

Who painted this? #35

Who painted this? #35

It's worth mulling over that there's very often a connection between the painting I choose and what I've been writing about in the last week.

I can't tell you how many incredibly boring battle and war paintings I looked at before deciding to try a different tack!

How to participate in "Who painted this? #35"

PLEASE make sure you read the rules before posting a comment - and ONLY POST ON THIS BLOG what you think is the answer.
Click this link to read THE RULES for participating in this challenge (this saves having to copy them out for each post!).

In short:
  • use your brains not software to find the answer
  • search using words only on a database of images
  • leave your answer as a comment on this blog
  • if correct it will not be published until the next post - which provides the answer
  • if wrong it will be published
  • do not leave the answer on Facebook!
  • the winner - who gets a mention and a link on/from this blog - is the first person to give me a completely correct answer for ALL the things I want to know

Who Painted This #34 - The Answer

In the Jungle, Florida, (1904) 
by Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910)
Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor 
over graphite on off-white, 
moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper
13 7/8 x 19 11/16 in. (35.2 x 50cm)
Brooklyn Museum
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  • Title of the artworkIn the Jungle, Florida
  • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Winslow Homer
  • Date it was created: 1904
  • Media used: transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor over graphite on off-white, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper, 35.2 × 50 cm (13.9 × 19.7 in)
  • Where it lives now: Brooklyn Museum American Art collection , not on view
The Brooklyn Museum says this about the painting
An avid sportsman, Winslow Homer often combined his hunting and painting excursions, traveling to remote destinations such as the Adirondacks and Canada in the summer and Florida and Bermuda in the winter. This tropical landscape epitomizes his extraordinary range and facility in the watercolor medium. In addition to wet and dry washes, Homer deployed more experimental techniques such as blotting areas of pigment and rubbing the paper (to create texture with dislodged paper fibers), as seen in the whitish fronds in the center of the picture.

Who guessed correct?

Who painted this #34? Congratulations to Alyson Champ (The Chronicle of Wasted Time) - again! :)

Others who also got it right - in order - are:
I'm afraid one of the participants missed the instructions and didn't realise that the name of the artist is not enough!

If you'd like to study how people get the correct answer try studying past challenges which are listed in the Page Who painted this? - at the the top of the Page. Since of the requirements is to say how you found it, you can see the various ways people get to the answer.

Just for the record - anybody who leaves a comment on the page which lists all the "who painted this?" rather than the specific blog post is not counted.  You have been warned!