Artist Trivia: Stephen Pace

QUESTION: This artist’s first fame as a painter came from his abstract paintings of the 1950s. Caught up in the vibrant New York City art scene, he became a major figure of the second generation of Abstract Expressionists, with Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock among his circle of colleagues. Milton Avery became a lifelong […]

Artist Trivia: Beverly Hallam

QUESTION: This artist is best known for her immaculate, hyper-realistic flower paintings, startling for their monumental scale and their exacting realism. The subjects are often enlarged to the point of disbelief, creating a kind of perceptual confusion. She was among the first artists to begin working with acrylics while still in graduate school at Syracuse […]

Behind the Scenes

With the knowledge that art promotes health and wellbeing, the Farnsworth is working diligently to reopen its doors. Preparations by a committee of experts in the fields of security, safety, and visitor services are underway to meet or exceed all CDC guidelines as well as State of Maine guidelines.  What has Farnsworth staff been up to […]

Recipe: Easy Bananas Foster Sauce

Take a moment to consider George Bellows’ painting The Teamster. Each brush stroke is intentional. Each simultaneously conveys movement and light.  Via the brush strokes, I am transported to the boatyard: I hear Penobscot Bay lapping against the weathered wood docks; I see tall spires of masts against the deep blue Maine sky; I feel […]

How to Make Egg Tempera

In two short videos! Joan Brady is a classically trained artist striving to create rich, luminous, dramatic compositions that simultaneously draw you in and jump out to meet you.   She delights in creating original works inspired by her home on a tiny island ten miles out to sea. In two short videos below, she demostrates how […]