Saturday, August 16, 2008

ANDREW WYETH UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL!




I am in Kansas City for an extended weekend for a family event. The new Bloch addition (think Richard Bloch of H & R Bloch fame) to the Nelson Art Gallery was open late Friday night so we finally had a chance to see it. As you can see by the photos, it is magnificent and glows at night all lit up! Every major contemporary painter is represented in their collection and you can get verrry close to the art work without a guard threatening you. For my nearsighted eyes, this was heaven. Also, photography was allowed. Yes! Speaking of guards, there is a Duane Hanson sculpture of a guard that looks so life like, my sister talked to him! I had never seen an Andrew Wyeth painting in person. In case you haven't either, here is a very close up and personal view of his brush work. Amazing, indeed! Since I won't have time to do any art work while I am here ...too busy visiting with family and eating, eating, eating....I will post some of my other photos of a few favorite pieces tomorrow.

1 comment:

RHCarpenter said...

When viewing the Wyeth exhibit here at the Cincinnati Art Museum this past year, I actually was brought to tears by some of his work. It is so moving and so awe-inspiring (in the truest sense, not like, "That's awesome, man!"). To stand in front of his large scale work and know how much time, effort and skill and just plain artistic ability went in to each stroke of the brush! We'll miss you until you return but have a great family visit!

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