The film Love Story was a massive cultural phenomenon in the early 1970s. Adapted by Erich Segal from his novel of the same name, the romantic tragedy starred Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw as two students from different social classes who meet at Harvard, fall in love, and wed. After which, personal tragedy strikes.
Nineteenth and early 20th-century American artist Winslow Homer painted civil war scenes, landscapes, and seascapes, but his tour de force was a close up of a dramatic rescue at sea.
The Life Line, part of the American art collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is the focus of a new exhibition that explores the artistic foundation and historical events that set the stage for this groundbreaking work.
WRTI's Lesley Valdes provides the back story of Winslow Homer's The Life Line, which is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a special exhibition that runs from September 22 - December 16, 2012.