Andrew Wyeth

“One of the greatest artists of the 20th century.”
Wyeth often noted: "I paint my life."
Some critics said poop-like palette, “kind of boring, dead and dry.”
The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl told the Observer.


( Spring Red 1968 )


( Wind fron the Sea 1947 )


( Night Hauling 1944 )


( Barracoon 1976 )

“Before we get into the conversation how much you love his art or not, Wyeth was primarily
a realist painter. Andrew Newell Wyeth was born on July 12, 1917 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

“What is realism?”

It’s got nothing to do how realistic the painting is, but understanding realism may
already answered most of his critics disprove.
Realism, an art movements also referred Realist school. Moving away from Ramnaticism movements
which was based on the arts, musical and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspi-
ration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual.

Instead Realism artists stayed common everyday scenes. By framing the everyday scenes giving them
a different state of being extraordinary.


( Gleaners by Jean François Millet 1857 )


( The Third Class Carriage by Honoré Daumier 1862 )

Realism artists often painted working class and the subjects which originally thought to be “unfit” for
paintings, pointing across their political message giving them a new meaning and perspective.
Paintings were for wealthy and drawing things what the ideal beauty looks like or captruing
extraordinary moments often appeared in Romanticism. Either you like Francisco Goya or
Eugène Delacroix, those are truly extraordinary moments and remarkably done, but you will find
hard to related. It’s exotic to look at, but what worth the beauty, if you can’t related to.
It only stays in superficial leavel.
Isn’t all beauty perspective? I find Andrew Wyeth’s “poop-like palette,
kind of boring, dead and dry” paintings absolutely stunning,
and that’s what Andrew Wyeth’s realism suppose to look like.
Neorgasmic thinking.


( Snow Hill, 1989 )


( Slight Breeze,” 1968 )


( Adrift 1982 )


( Night Sleeper 1979 )


( Pentecost 1989 )


( Breakup 1994 )


( Tree House 1982 )


( Open Shutter 1974 )


( Gleaners by Jean François Millet 1857 )

“I prefer winter and fall, when you can feel the bone structure in the landscape,
the lonliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it,
the whole story doesn’t show.” Andrew Wyeth
www.andrewwyeth.com
All images on this site are © Andrew Wyeth

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