Friday, July 20, 2007

Poetry

Andrew Wyeth, The Stone Fence, 1946, Tempera on panel, 25 X 18 in


Andrew Wyeth: “Tempera is a dry pigment mixed with distilled water and yolk of egg. I love the quality of the colors: the earths, the terra verde, the ochers, the Indian reds, and the blue-reds. They aren’t artificial. I like to pick the colors up and hold them in my fingers. Tempera is something with which I build - like building in great layers the way the earth was itself built. Tempera is not the medium for swiftness.

Note: Some critics dislike his work simply because it is so popular and appeals to people because it is representational in nature.

2 comments:

Tree said...

poetry, indeed. One of my very favorite artists! If you get a chance, check out the official Andrew Wyeth Web site and the painting The Carry.

Sunil said...

Yes, Wyeth is great. The Carry is also nice but a little cloying after wave paintings mass produced from China in the malls