Three Generations Of Wyeth Paintings On Exhibit At Shelburne Museum
This summer the Shelburne Museum has created an exhibit of paintings by the three generations of the Wyeth family: N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth.
The Wyeths have enjoyed a popular following, but critics have been tougher on their body of work.
Tom Denenberg is the executive director of the Shelburne Museum, and curator of the Wyeth exhibit. He says all three generations of Wyeths have produced work that is more substantial and often darker than it appears at first glance.
"The darkness and the vertiginous, the sort of dizzying quality which all three of them exhibit, really makes a very interesting lens through which to see this dynasty of American painters". -Tom Denenberg
Denenberg says that one of the most unique aspects of the Wyeths' works is their use of unusual and extreme perspectives: "Vertigo is the key to understanding the Wyeths. All three generations of Wyeths - N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth - like to knock you off your pins a little bit, to make you dizzy".
The exhibit is called “Wyeth Vertigo” and runs until October 31st at the Shelburne Museum.