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In the Jungle, Florida
Winslow Homer American
Not on view
The dense composition and dark, saturated passages of pigment express foreboding, a mood Homer often brought to landscapes he made of Florida’s waterways, swamplands, and forests. Like the earlier watercolor In a Florida Jungle hanging nearby, this work interprets the natural world as fraught with danger: lurking deep within the swamp forest’s tangled vines, brackish water, and sharp palmetto fronds, a panther bares its teeth at an unseen threat or prey.
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