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December 2017
(Featuring Andrew Wyeth, 1917-2009 - forthcoming)


CURRENT NEWS - December

WEST COAST: Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect, Seattle Art Museum. WORTH TRAVELING TO! Previously at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Penn.) Closes January 15.

Other exhibitions ending in January are listed in the Archives.

CURRENT NEWS - Archives

Winslow Homer / Andrew Wyeth
Winslow Homer - Adirondack Lake

Adirondack Lake, by Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). Watercolor over graphite pencil on paper, 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

As noted in "Andrew Wyeth Picks 20 Great American Watercolorists" (Maria Woodie, Artist Daily weblog, July 12, 2017), Winslow Homer--whose watercolors Wyeth first saw in his studio in Maine--was an early source of inspiration for him. The largest collection of Wyeth's watercolors is that of the Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, South Carolina.

Superb images of 563 of Homer's paintings in various media, sorted by year completed, are on The Athenaeum website. See watercolors (scroll down). The section on oil paintings begins on page 4 (scroll down).

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FORTHCOMING - 2018
Richard F. Lack: A Compendium: Select Links to Online Sources - Louis Torres. On the life and work of this pioneering painter-teacher, who coined the term "Classical Realism."


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Supplement to What Art Is--articles and excerpts


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After the Avant-Gardes: Reflections
on the Future of the Fine Arts
(Open Court, 2016).

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* "The Interminable Monopoly of the Avant-Garde" - Louis Torres

* "Mimesis versus the Avant-Garde: Art and Cognition" [based on "Art and Cognition"] - Michelle Marder Kamhi


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