Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Getting to the Truth

Christina's World (1948)
by Andrew Wyeth (1917 - 2007)
Museum Curator, Patricia Junker: " . . . Wyeth was inclined to go beyond local color, employing surprising hues -- a deep blue and fuchsia . . . [his wife] Betsy disliked the affectation, and always a perceptive, unflinching critic, she challenged him: "Andy you've got to get rid of all this corny color. Everything is exaggerated . . . You're going down the wrong road. You've got to get to the truth."

from Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect
To learn more about Wyeth and other artists
see my current post

"The Painting's the Thing Wherein"

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Junker's reference to "deep blue and fuchsia" brings to mind the watercolors, oils and egg tempera favored by Andrew's father:

N. C. Wyeth (1882 - 1945)
Odysseus And Calypso (1929)
On an earlier Fortnightlty post:
"He Said She Said"

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