By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and The Life Line.
Curator Kathleen Foster says the exhibition is built around Homer’s famous 1884 painting “The Life Line”
“A man carrying a woman across the water in a storm, the two of them hanging from a lifeline. They are suspended inside a breeches buoy rig that is carrying them from a shipwreck to the beach.”
The exhibit telling a timeless narrative.
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“People just love pictures of rescue. Firemen bringing ladies out of burning buildings. Galloping horsemen carrying ladies across their laps. The whole idea of the historic rescue is another one of the stories of the exhibition.”
The exhibit is at the Perlman building beginning September 22nd. For more information, go to www.philamuseum.org.