Three Paintings by Bo Bartlett
Bo Bartlett is an American realist painter with a modernist vision. His paintings are within the tradition of American realism as defined by artists such as Thomas Eakins and Andrew Wyeth. Like these artists, Bartlett looks at America’s land and its people, describing the beauty in everyday life.
Bartlett was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where realist principles must be grasped before modernist ventures are encouraged. He pushes the boundaries of the realist tradition with his multilayered imagery. The paintings’ scenes represent a deep, mythical concept of the archetypal, universal home.
Images from top to bottom: “Lifeboat”, 1998, Oil on Linen, 80 x 100; “Bone”, 2000, Oil on Linen, 86 x 100; “Leviathan”, 2000, Oil on Linen, 89 x 138