Saturday, March 31, 2012

Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond

© Andrew Wyeth, Chambered Nautilus, 1956, tempera on panel. Gift from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montgomery, 1979.168.

Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond will be on view March 24 through July 22:

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | 600 Main Street | Hartford, CT | 06103 | (860) 278-2670

Inspired by the Andrew Wyeth paintings in the museum’s collection—Northern Point (1950),

April Wind (1952),

and Chambered Nautilus (1956)— Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond invites the viewer to look deeper into the masterful technique and poignant imagery one of the twentieth century’s most critiqued artists. These three paintings will be displayed, for the first time, alongside their related studies revealing the richness and complexity of his creative process. The exhibition also addresses the prevalence of windows and half-opened doors throughout his works, through a selection of outside loans from public and private collections.