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Wyeth Master Bedroom
almost all of Andrew Wyeth’s work, there
is gentleness and serenity, a tender simplicity
like the touch of a butterfly wing against your
cheek on a breezy summer’s day. Most artists
have a stand-out piece that gains acclaim for
touching people; for Andrew Wyeth, Master Bedroom
is that timeless piece.
Master Bedroom – dog on bed
Master Bedroom depicts a dog lying curled up
on a bed in a peaceful afternoon slumber. The
sunlight streams through the small window into
the dim room and casts shadows on the blanketed
bed. The walls are left unadorned. Although
there is only the window, the bed and the dog,
a cozy, comfortable aura emanates and encompasses
the observer. Wyeth uses light and shadows to
distinguish the passing of time which seems
to highlight the simplicity of a dog’s
life. The scene invokes a sense of fantasy and
dreaminess in viewers. It is also interesting
that Wyeth titled the painting Master Bedroom
and depicted the dog at the center of the bed
with its head on the pillow. Is the message
that we are all masters of our own universe
regardless of our species or level of consciousness?
Wyeth has the ability
to take a single simple moment and make us feel something very intense;
make us realize that there is beauty and truth in the ordinary moments.
There is no need for vibrant colors or striking poses. It is the serenity
of the sleeping dog that gives the painting its allure. The sheer tranquility
of an Andrew Wyeth Master Bedroom print triggers one’s imagination.
Andrew Wyeth is famous for his representational paintings. The artist
preferred to paint landscapes and subjects that surrounded him in his
everyday life. Simple objects and ideas in American culture were his inspiration.
His fame and pertinence has endured because of his brilliant ability to
infuse ordinary things with strong sentiment and a stirring power. Although
the paintings seem to depict realist scenes, there exists always the presence
of an emotional undercurrent, be it determination, beauty, or comfort.
For Andrew Wyeth,
Master Bedroom depicts a very significant moment. This painting, with
its soft, neutral coloring and tangible quietude, has become one of Wyeth’s
most popular works. He finds meaning in very simple objects and ideas
and is able to present them in a unique way. His vision of a bed with
a dog was turned into a symbolic and peaceful haven that gently beckons
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