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“Artists today think of everything they do as a work of art. It is important to forget about what you’re doing – then a work of art may happen.

Andrew Wyeth
1917 – 2009

Master Bedroom (Andrew Wyeth - 1964)

This is one of my favorite paintings. I’ve loved it for 30 years. The more I look at art, the more I learn, the more I love this for its power and elegance, its simplicity, it’s emotional impact.

When Wyeth died in 2009, there was some kind of debate about whether or not he was among America’s greatest artists. I was unaware of that debate previously and completely uninterested in it now.  It all seems so unrelated to his work, which is where my connection begins and ends.

Saying something moving and poignant and revealing about life in such a simple image is either an act of pure genius or pure luck. I don’t care which. I’ll let the Art World sort all that out.

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  1. By Wyeth « The ADD-Challenged Eye on 12 Jul 2012 at 8:27 am

    […] the bleak landscapes and undecorated interiors that Wyeth produced throughout his career. His Master Bedroom, which I’ve shared here before, exemplifies this style but is really only the most popular of […]

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