Good Quotes: Andrew Wyeth

Good Quotes: Andrew Wyeth

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 16, 2009
"One's art goes as far and as deep as one's love goes."

Andrew Wyeth, iconic American painter, died at 91 today and will be missed the world around. New to Wyeth's work? Click through the jump to learn more about him...

"Wyeth offered a prim and flinty view of Puritan American rectitude, starchily sentimental, through parched gray and brown pictures of spooky frame houses, desiccated fields, deserted beaches, circling buzzards and craggy-faced New Englanders. A virtual Rorschach test for American culture during the better part of the last century, Wyeth split public opinion as vigorously as, and probably even more so than, any other American painter including Andy Warhol, whose milieu was as urban as Wyeth's was rural.

Because of his popularity, a bad sign to many art world insiders, Wyeth came to represent middle-class values and ideals that modernism claimed to reject, so that arguments about his work extended beyond painting to societal splits along class, geographical and educational lines. One art historian, in response to a 1977 survey in Art News magazine about the most underrated and overrated artists of the century, nominated Wyeth for both categories."

You can read the full article here from The Herald Tribune.

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