As Special Projects Intern at BCMA, Sebastian Gilligan-Kim ’19 conducted research and produced this short documentary. The project coincided with the exhibition “Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting” and was inspired by Sebastian’s keen interest in Homer, Homer’s work, and the artist’s famously cantankerous persona. The film comprises Homer related images and artifacts found in the BCMA collection as well as interviews with experts from both the Bowdoin community and the broader community of Homer scholars. It explores such themes as Homer’s artistic trajectory, the context for his creativity, and why artists create.
Watch here: https://vimeo.com/594854635