katriona_s (katriona_s) wrote,
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travel to USA - Brandywine River Museum

It was the summer of 1994, in Edinburgh, Scotland when I have seen N.C.Wyeth's illustrations for "Treasure Island" and other books of R.L.Stevenson(my favorite author) for the first time... in the small exhibition at the National Library of Scotland. I have not seen the original pictures, just printings of them still they were wonderful, I have adored them since then.
And it was maybe 10 years - or more? I don't remember - ago when I've gone to the nice exhibition of Andrew Wyeth's artworks in Tokyo and was totally hooked on them.

Thus I have wanted to visit Chadds Ford, the town where Wyeth family had lived for generations, and Brandywine River Museum which owns many works of Wyeths. And it was really a great museum, worth visiting. It located in a lovely setting, on a beautiful riverbank, and their exhibitions were... it's too good to be true for me. N.C.'s original illustrations were big oil paintings, their compositions, the colour... just wonderful. I have more than enjoyed to go there for three days, I forgot everything while I was watching the works.

I also joined the mini-bus tour visiting N.C.Wyeth's house & studio, and the nearby Kuerner Farm which had been a big motif for Andrew Wyeth's art many years.



(the museum)


(the tranquil Brandywine River)


(book-shaped sign of the exhibition)


(beautiful old house of N.C.Wyeth's)


(Kurner Farm which is very familiar for the fans of Andrew Wyeth's art)
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