Winslow Homer’s “Street Corner, Santiago De Cuba” is a stunning watercolor painting that highlights his exceptional technical skill in the medium. Homer was cherished during the 19th century for his captivating artwork focusing on seascapes and coastlines. The painting was created in 1885 and is now part of the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
This street corner scene showcases a typical, everyday landscape in Santiago De Cuba with people socializing on a street corner near an entrance to a building. It’s unusual for being such an urban scene and having people present, as most of Homer’s work at that time focused on scenic views without human presence.
There are high-resolution digital copies available for purchase this day to replicate its’ beautiful color schemes and meaningful essence made accessible even beyond its home in Boston. The artwork has also been reproduced as a hand-painted fine art reproduction by many painters around the world who admire Winslow Homer’s style.