This is a watercolour not an oil painting, but it's a good example of a simple and pleasingly balanced composition in a square. The square format helps to create a sense of restfulness. Homer has made a strong punchy image through the use of a wide tonal range from black to white, but there is also lots of interesting subtlety in the sky and shadows for the eye to lose itself in.
Beneath the Surface: Julie Mehretu in 2017
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