Wednesday, March 30, 2011

An Artist Visits the White House Past

On view… a new exhibit that examines the lost world of the 19th century White House. The White House Historical Association commissioned fourteen paintings, and Peter Waddell is the artist.

In his paintings, Waddell delivers stories about the domestic scenes of a presidential life at the White House in the nineteenth century. His renderings and portrayal of historic interiors and exteriors are amazing where no detail was spared. According to the exhibit brochure: Rather than attempting to capture great events, Waddell decided to take odd moments in the presidential life at the White House.

The exhibit also offers a family activity guide, which engages children visiting the exhibit to discover the colors, the fashion, the pets, and the stories in the paintings.

Click on the link and judge for yourself.

 Enjoy listening to the artist.

Photography by Amal for Picture of Elegance Blog

1 comment:

The Devoted Classicist said...

Interesting! I like that this view of the Blue Room shows details like what seems to be a central heating grille on the chimney breast (although it should not be so high on the wall since heat rises).


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