Tuesday, June 10, 2008

One of My Favorite Paintings

Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth

UPDATE: I used to think Christina was sitting out in the field looking at her small world and longing for something new/different/larger. Actually, she cannot use her legs and scoots wherever she goes. Christina was a real young woman that Wyeth knew and decided make a subject of a painting.

Looking back, my interpretation was certainly a projection of my own longing to move from the small town I grew up in and experience a larger world than I knew at the time. Art is so evocative!

3 comments:

Arts said...

Your painting is really wonderful... Hope to see more from you...

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#Debi said...

My art history teacher would love you! (OK, she loves everybody, but still...) The Wyeths are her favorite family of painters. You should check out their story--they are fascinating. Three generations of famous painters--pretty cool!

Rog said...

Cool painting dude, probably a scene in Iowa huh?