In conjunction with the exhibition, Bo Bartlett: American Artist, January 27 – April 23, 2017, organized by THE MENNELLO MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, the Orlando Museum of Art will present 4 additional major paintings by the artist.
Bartlett’s mysterious and often unsettling works push the boundaries of traditional realism, combining an original artistic vision with a technique rooted in classic academic painting. This exhibition will be presented concurrently with the Orlando Museum of Art’s exhibition, THE WYETHS AND AMERICAN ARTISTS IN MAINE.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
Whether or not you go, Bo Bartlett provides a mid-career retrospective of Bartlett's work. The exquisitely designed volume is the first full publication to document Bartlett's evolution as an artist, his personal creative process and to place his work in the context of the long-standing tradition of American realism. Bo Bartlett is an American realist known for his complex multi-layered narrative paintings. Working in the tradition of realism that stretches from Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer to Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, Bartlett's bold narrative approach has made him one of the leading painters of a generation of American artists that redefined realist painting for our time. Bartlett's accessible style and subject matter examine his personal, often epic explorations of family, his roots in the American South, home, water and the sea, beauty, life and death.