Photographer Joséphine Douet Envisions Andrew Wyeth’s World Hudson River Museum February 25-May 14 ~Yonkers~

French photographer Joséphine Douet is inspired by the same Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania landscapes and people that inspired American painter Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009). Wyeth Wonderland, an exhibition of Douet’s photographs of the rural region that Wyeth made his oeuvre, is augmented with his watercolors, on loan from Adelson Galleries.

For this exhibition, Douet has selected twelve of the painter’s drawings and watercolors to pair with photographs in the Wyeth Wonderland series. Some of these comparisons are direct, as in a portrait of the same sitter, years later. With others, she was drawn to an aesthetic synergy she felt when looking at Wyeth’s and her images together. Douet first undertook the Wyeth Wonderland project as a commission from the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, which was organizing a retrospective of the work of Andrew Wyeth and his son Jamie in 2016.

Douet’s admiration for Wyeth dated back to her childhood, so she was eager to travel across an ocean to immerse herself in Wyeth’s hometown, which she found in harmony with her own place of origin, Normandy, and where she would source much of his material.

SOURCE: Hudson River Museum

Location: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers

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