Weekly Photo Challenge: FLEETING (2)

Now you see them —

They're There ---

And now you don’t —

They're Gone

A fleeting visit, then —Although most visitors generally spend a great deal more time at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA.

It is, after all, the converted mill that houses a fine collection of three generations of the painting Wyeth family: N.C. Wyeth, the artist and illustrator and patriarch; son Andrew Wyeth, one of the most famous and extraordinary American artists of the twentieth century; and Andrew’s son Jamie Wyeth, in his prime and still painting.

(If you don’t click on anything else, do take a look at the Andrew Wyeth website. It’s a rare treat even when you see his work in reproduction.)

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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: FLEETING (2)

  1. jfb57 says:

    What a clever idea!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      It happened as I was snapping the oh-so-photogenic courtyard. When I saw the photos, I realized the power of red (just like they always say in art class).

  2. Pauline says:

    When I lived in King of Prussia, PA, a lifetime ago, we often went to Chad’s Ford to view N.C. and Andrew Wyeth’s works at the Brandywine Gallery. A visitor’s time there may be fleeting but the memory of awe at viewing those paintings lasts a long, long time.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Each time I see his work — and this time, when I learned much more about his process— I am increasingly overwhelmed at what a great artist he was.
      (I didn’t know you’d lived in King of Prussia; now it is primarily a “destination mall”, which it cannot have been in your time there!)

      • Pauline says:

        When I was first married, my new husband was in the Marine Corps and he was stationed in Philly. We found an apartment on the outskirts of King of Prussia and spent every free weekend exploring within a 100 mile radius. I remember Chad’s Ford as a favorite destination (as well as a delightful little town called Bird-in-Hand). As I said, a lifetime (or two) ago!

      • Touch2Touch says:

        Your 100 miles brought you to the Pennsylvania Dutch country. A very pleasant part of the country (including Philly), I always thought!

  3. Gemma says:

    Great shots (and idea) for fleeting. I stopped by Andrew’s. He was a master! I’ll check the others later. Thanks, Judith.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Each of the three is very different, Gemma. When you have time, Google N.C.’s illustrations for boys’ adventure stories, especially the ones for Treasure Island. They are indeed treasures! And there is a famous pig by Jamie Wyeth — if you are partial to pigs — as well as a famous portrait of JFK.

  4. Stef says:

    A terrific capture of the transitory nature of all things.

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