30 Years On, I think that “Postliberal” sums it up best
Friday, December 16, 2011
Artists have always been very much taken with other artists, and are self-referential. It is a way of expressing community, I suppose, or paying compliments, as writers and musicians also do.
This is a Winslow Homer painting of other artists painting. I wonder if any of them are painting other artists in turn?
Probably not. This is White Mountain School (a subtype of Hudson River School), Conway side, and they usually painted landscapes.