Sunday, January 31, 2010

Groundhog Day by Andrew Wyeth

Tempera on Masonite, 31 3/8 x 32 1/8 inches, 1959

Andrew Wyeth made a lot of studies for the above painting, some that look completely different from the finished piece. I find it interesting that he considered including a dog and a woman in the composition but decided to leave both out. Scroll midway through the page at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to read more about the painting Groundhog Day.

2 comments:

  1. Andrew Wyeth is one of my favorite painters, and I never tire of reading anything about him, or looking at his work. Thanks for the interesting blog entry.

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  2. Hi Bea, I'm glad you liked it. His work always draws me in, it's so interesting.

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