May 4–November 30, 2014
In celebration of the recent gift of Andrew Wyeth’s Wind from the Sea (1947)—one of the artist’s most important paintings—the National Gallery of Art, Washington, will present an exhibition focused on Wyeth’s frequent use of the window as the subject of his art. Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In will showcase some 45 watercolors, drawings, and tempera paintings completed after “Wind from the Sea”—the artist’s first fully realized exploration of the theme.
Wyeth returned to windows repeatedly, producing more than 250 works that explore not only the formal but also the conceptual richness of the subject. Spare, elegant, and abstract, these paintings are free of the narrative associated with the artist’s better known figural compositions. They will be grouped in suites, incorporating related works that explore the disciplined process of reduction and simplification Wyeth consistently used in creating his window paintings. The resulting images are often rigorous in their formal construction but deeply personal in subject.
The exhibition, organized by the National Gallery of Art, will be seen only in Washington.
Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Schedule: National Gallery of Art, Washington, May 4–November 30, 2014
Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.