Who are your Favorite Artists?
It is funny that as I write this I am in West Chester PA, the home of the Wyeth family by Chadds Ford. Who are your favorite artists? One of mine is the entire Wyeth family. I have always loved the monochromatic or limited palette that most of them used. The quirky nature of some of the pieces is also something I enjoy. As a family they would spend the winter here and the summers in Maine. One of Andrew’s most famous paintings “Christina’s World” was created after he met Christina in Maine. The Brandywine Museum was three floors of all things Wyeth and beyond. They are one of my favorite artist families.
Travel and Touring
The tours I took were of N.C. Wyeth’s home and studio, and Andrew’s home and studio. Along the way was Carolyn’s small studio and other historic buildings. Many picture’s of the family were around and details of how they created, learned and taught art. This is where Andrew first learned from his father the basics of art. N.C. wyeth’s Daughters Henriette, Ann and Carolyn learned here. The place is huge and there are paint splatter’s on the floor leading to a sense that they are still there. A large wooden staircase turned to the side is present, so he can reach all areas of large paintings. This place has fascinating ambiance and light.
The tour is about an hour for each and you could spend the day there with the museum. The gift shop was filled with great art type gifts and the cafe was interesting. I would definitely recommend this as a day trip.
Andrew Wyeth’s home was smaller and more private by comparison. Both were fantastic. The use of mirrors was to be able to check your work from a different perspective and gain distance, instead of having to keep walking away they would just look at the mirror. I need to set this up.
The tour guide was very well spoken and offered plenty of information both from an artist’s and art lover’s viewpoint.
Some other artist’s I like are Monet, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. I love Impressionism, landscape and abstract because of the feeling, movement, freedom and emotion in them.
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