Bright light belies Wyeth's paintings darker details

Critical Eye

July 02, 2006|By MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY | MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY,SUN REPORTER

YOU CAN SEE WHY PEOPLE MIGHT have been afraid of Karl Kuerner.

Technically, Kuerner is absent from "Groundhog Day," the 1959 painting by the great American master, Andrew Wyeth. In reality, the artwork, which is of Kuerner's kitchen and the view outside his window, is suffused with the presence of the former Pennsylvania farmer, who died in 1978.

ANDREW WYETH: MEMORY AND MAGIC / / Through July 16 / / Philadelphia Museum of Art / / 215-235-7469

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