Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond
March 24 – July 22, 2012
Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond explored the work of Andrew Wyeth, one of the most celebrated modern American artists. This highly focused exhibition was inspired by three paintings in the Wadsworth Atheneum’s collection: Northern Point, 1950; April Wind, 1952; and Chambered Nautilus, 1956; each defined by a distinct use of perspective. Wyeth’s use of windows and open doors to invite viewers to look into a distant realm—be it emotional or physical. Included among the 15 to 20 works on view were important loans from public and private collections, including rarely seen preparatory studies in pencil and watercolor.
The photographic series James Welling: “Wyeth” was presented in conjunction with Looking Beyond.