Monday, March 17, 2008

Homer and Hopper

I went to the Art Institute the other day to see the Hopper show. I love Hopper, and have seen several. I did not plan to spend much time outside of Hopper- but amazed to discover how much I enjoyed the 130 watercolors by Winslow Homer. I have always known that watercolors do not get the respect that they deserve. People think that it is more difficult to be an oil painter, but oils are easy. With watercolor, your mistakes will show up. Still, I have always enjoyed looking at oil paintings more than watercolors- and was not really all that interested in seeing the Homer watercolors, until I saw them.

WOW, his work was amazing! The Hopper show was good too. Here is a link to the show- it runs through the middle of May.

Also, this is a good place to mention that I can hardly wait for the new wing to open. Once the modern art is moved out of the old part of the museum, all the stored away old paintings that there is not enough room to show will finally come out and see the light. That will be a good day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i agree that watercolors are
more difficult then oils.