Thursday, September 15, 2016

the designer/illustrator goes to war

During the 1860's war reporting galvanized journalism, and the call for graphic designers offered opportunity for young artists to acquire experience in the high-pressure, short-deadline world of publishing.  Homer's composition reveals the narrative conventions of his day. The emotional impact of his drawings derives from Homer's choice of the moment to be represented with all that it implies about the events preceding an d following it.