Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fechin in Seattle

Today we took our road trip to see the Nicolai Fechin exhibit at the Frye Museum in Seattle. We had a wonderful time, complete with breakfast, lunch and plenty of time in the car to discuss Fechin all the way there ....and all the way back. 

Photographs weren't allowed of the paintings at the Museum..but you can learn more about Fechin in this great post by Matthew D. Innis HERE.  Slideshow below: (direct link to album: go HERE).

 (Top Photo): Nicolai Fechin

9 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh dear...more homesickness for Washington has struck. I so would move back there if I could. Maybe some day.

Sounds like a wonderful day. Is that Dave with you in first photo?

Susan Roden said...

Celeste there is a wonderful museum of Fechin's in Taos. In fact it was his home and includes not only his paintings but also furniture he made. Must go if you ever get to Taos.

Love his art!

Sheryl Anthony said...

OMG! Fechin! I wish I was there. How did you get there? Did you take the train?

John Simlett said...

On my goodness...oh my goodness... oh my g....

I just followed the link to Fechin within the great post of Matthew D. Innis. I'm in shock ... I want to paint like Fetchin, mind you I'm older than he was when he died, so I will have to get a move on.

Thank you so much ... my life just changed!

Glad you had such a good trip.

Thanks for the advice on my Samovar!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I have been trying to figure out a way to get over to the show before it ends!

I'd love to hear what struck you most about Fechin's work. What a pity he did not use better archival practices.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Thank you for introducing me to Fechin--what beautiful works! Wow.

Dan Kent said...

His work is absolutely amazing. Thanks for the reminder.

William Cook said...

Thanks, C, for the introduction to Fechond. Reading the post was actually an adventure. What a character! The paintings are incredible. I really liked the fact that he was a miserable technician. Did you see where he licked his knife before each stroke for the saliva--and developed lead poisoning? Unbelievable. Best.

William Cook said...

OK, Fechin--sorry for misspelling the man's name.