Geraldine Fabrikant travels to Winslow Homer’s Maine.
This little house was Winslow Homer’s studio, where he lived during much of his last 25 years and painted some of his most dramatic oils. Walk down a small trail from the front lawn through wild brush to the right places on the craggy coast and you may well be standing where Homer stood when he painted ‘High Cliff, Coast of Maine’ — with the sea hurling itself against the rocks and waves exploding toward the sky in giant billows hard white against the chilling black-brown of the stones — or ‘Weatherbeaten’” another dramatic seascape. Stand on those rocks and look back toward Homer’s studio, just as it was when he worked so assiduously in its ‘factory,’ the painting room that his brother Charles Jr. added in 1890, the room where the artist died in 1910 with his brothers around him. – from “Winslow Homer’s Main, by Geraldine Fabrikant, The New York Times