Eakins Thomas - Swimming
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Dimensions: Image: 20" x 26.25" / Paper: 26" x 29".
Has Artist and Picture name and Museum information underneath image.
The Swimming Hole, also known as Swimming and The Old Swimming Hole, is an oil on canvas painting by American artist Thomas Eakins. It depicts six men swimming naked in a lake and is considered a masterpiece of American painting.012 The painting embodies Eakins' belief in the beauty of the human body and its scientific study, as well as his commitment to the vitality of the classical tradition.3 The title "Swimming" was initially used in 1917, likely at Mrs.4 Eakins' suggestion, to draw attention not to a specific location, but rather to the activity depicted and the people depicted within it. The painting received a lot of attention for being the first ever work of good old-fashioned American homoerotic art