I got home a few days ago from a road trip with my husband, Joseph, to visit a big antique, art, and jewelry show in Baltimore. I wanted to see if there were a lot of potential Thimgan collectors there, and I think there were. I may tweak my plans a bit, but I think I got some excellent feedback and met some really interesting art and antique dealers form all over the world.
Inside three days, I whisked through hundreds of booths of amazing art, saw some favorite pieces in the Cleveland Museum of Art, and visited the Brandywine River Museum, as well as an a tour of Andrew Wyeth’s studio which he used until his death in 2009, if I understood correctly. The Brandywine River setting alone was breathtaking…some pastorals will come out of what I saw there.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Andrew Wyeth’s exactly. I’ve read biographies on him and his dad, N.C. (Nowell Convers) and don’t deny the incredible force they possessed. I’m partial to N.C. and Andrew’s son, Jamie Wyeth’s work as I mentioned in a blog entry a few years ago. Again, Andrew’s work is utter genius, some of it is just darker than I…enjoy.. for lack of a better word. I saw the Helga exhibit in Maine when I was about 20 years old and I remember the emotional force of it today.
|Cleveland Museum of Art, a stunner by one of may favorite painters, Henri Fantin-Latour|
|Marie-Yolande de Fitz-James|
|I went to the Cleveland Art Museum to see works by Chardin like this one, and Fantin-Latour.|
|I can never see too many Corot's!|
|A booth at the Antique Show in Baltimore|
|The N.C.Wyeth room at the Wyeth Museum in PA|
|Taking in last moments outside Andrew Wyeth's studio|
|The lovely Brandywine River from a window in the Wyeth Museum|