Monday, November 12, 2012

Andrew Wyeth

'Christina's World'
Probably one of my favorite paintings.......

"In the portraits of that house, the windows are eyes or pieces of the soul, almost. To me, each window is a different part of Christina's life."
-Andrew Wyeth

1 comment:

  1. I visited the Olsen house this summer having been a lifelong fan of Andrew Wyeth's work. It is a place of remarkable beauty and has recently been opened to the public by the Farnsworth Museum. Not far from this vantage point (which is very much edited in the painting) is the family graveyard of the Olsens. Andrew Wyeth is buried there as well. I found this to be a moving tribute to Christina and her brother and the 30 years that he spent in close contact with them as he painted the details of their lives. The last time I saw Christina's World it was hanging in a far flung 4th floor corridor of MoMA in NY as if that world famous modernist institution were embarrassed by this popular yet decidedly un-modern vision. Personally I'd love to see this wonderful work returned to the simple house in Maine which inspired it.