Friday, January 16, 2009

RIP Andrew Wyeth

He's the guy who did this; click to enlarge

Christina's World, 1948

here's the MoMA wall text

The woman crawling through the tawny grass was the artist's neighbor in Maine, who, crippled by polio, "was limited physically but by no means spiritually." Wyeth further explained, "The challenge to me was to do justice to her extraordinary conquest of a life which most people would consider hopeless." He recorded the arid landscape, rural house, and shacks with great detail, painting minute blades of grass, individual strands of hair, and nuances of light and shadow. In this style of painting, known as magic realism, everyday scenes are imbued with poetic mystery.

photoshelter has apes of wyeth

the artist's site already crashed this morning

yahoo article: American Painter Andrew Wyeth dies at 91

I saw this in Buffalo over the holidays, a nice web of references around Wyeth's most famous work
Lin Xia Jiang, Wrapped House II, 1991
Lin Xia Jiang, Wrapped House II, 1991


Unknown said...

freaking nice

me said...

Reminds me of Days of Heaven