Friday, January 16, 2009

Sketch-a-Day 10 B = Brandywine

As lousy as I feel, I couldn't let the day pass without a small tribute to the great Andrew Wyeth who passed away today. So much great and important art from one guy.
Thanks Mr. Brandywine.



Mike Puncekar said...

Wow, news to me. I went to the Butler Museum of Art yesterday, and they had a Andrew Wyeth Section up, along with N.C and James. Sad to hear.

Lunchbox said...

Where's the Butler Museum of Art?

Yeah, this was a real bummer. I heard about it via Dave Crosland.
Glad somebody threw him some love.

Mike Puncekar said...

It's in downtown youngstown situated in the middle of youngstown state university. It has so much great art. I mean it really hits everyone's tastes, and then the have a more fun section off to the side. The installation there now is hologram portraits. Weird crazy stuff.

But they always have a singer sargent painting up (a nice big family portrait), and they just bought a norman rockwell. I cant remember the name of it exactly, but I think it was "The woodcutter". Looks like abraham lincoln with a hatchet and a book. At what looks to be 8 foot tall, it's just an amazing painting. But I managed to forget the name of the stinking thing. Probably because i was standing really close to it and admiring the brushstrokes haha. Saw Wyeth paintings, a sargent, and a rockwell. Was a good day.