Painters Paintings Winslow Homer (1836 – 1910): Summer Night, 1890, oil on canvas, 76.7 × 102 cm (3…
Painters Work Winslow Homer (1836 – 1910): Summer season Evening, 1890, oil on canvas, 76.7 × 102 cm (30.2 × 40.2 in), Musée d’Orsay, Paris ‘Summer season Evening’, a serene scene by the ocean in Maine, exhibits two ladies in opposition to the backdrop of the transferring ocean, dancing intently collectively whereas a small gathering of darkish figures to the correct of the portray, proven solely as darkish silhouettes, watch them on the seaside. Illuminated by the glowing moon, waves slowly rise and fall in opposition to the rocks. The slight uplifting of the girl’s skirt implies that there’s a mild breeze blowing on this summer season night. The infinite horizon, the inexperienced and black hues of the night time sky, and the rolling shadows on the water give the portray a way of surreal transcendence, a dream-like atmosphere, a ghostly aura. No matter Winslow Homer meant the scene to indicate is inconsequential as its magnificence undeniably lures its viewers into it, with out exception.
The painter created right here an atmospheric image that was evocative of symbolism. ‘Summer season Evening’ appears to supply onlookers a endless, mystical story.
In 1900 Homer despatched the portray to Exposition Universelle in Paris, the place it acquired a gold medal. The French authorities bought the image for the Luxembourg Palace museum, one of many earliest acquisitions of a piece by Homer by any museum.
Amongst those that reportedly noticed and admired A summer season Evening on the Luxembourg was the impressionist Claude Monet and Paul Cezanne.