5 thoughts on “Sunday Painting: Autumn by Winslow Homer

  1. C.B. James November 28, 2010 / 10:27 am

    Have you seen this one at the National Gallery. It looks atypical for Winslow Homer. I associate him with the sea and open fields. Doesn't he usually have much more light in his work?

    This one really seems to be all about the leaves. The woman in it feels a bit secondary.

    But I like it.

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  2. Amanda November 28, 2010 / 7:34 pm

    I love that painting! Autumn is my most favorite time of year; love the lush goldeness of it all!

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  3. Thomas at My Porch November 30, 2010 / 2:01 pm

    CB: I have seen it at the NG. I think you are right about more light…open fields. My favorite is Snap the Whip. The leaves are almost impressionistic compared to the woman.

    Vintage Reading: I wouldn't be surprised it was a book cover.

    Amanda: Autumn is my favorite as well.

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  4. agoodstoppingpoint December 4, 2010 / 4:01 pm

    This is one of my favorite paintings at the National Gallery. I love her expression, like she is assessing the painter or the viewer.

    I love that whole section of the gallery – the early American paintings and the British landscapes. I feel like I get something new every time I stop in and look at them.

    – Christy

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