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RIP Andrew Wyeth

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

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  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Homer-esque, but with a starker quality that reflected his choice of surroundings.
  3. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member


    "Christina's World" - arguably one of Wyeth's most iconic works ever.
  4. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Beautiful work, if, as JR said, melancholy. Of course, I doubt there's a more appropriate work of his to link here (his site won't allow copying) than one called "Sunday Times." Haunting.

  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Back in the '70s, I wrote a paper for an art history class on Wyeth's use of color and light in Christina's World. Amazing, haunting work.
  6. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I saw an exhibit of the Helga Portraits when I was in college.

    Provocative, beautiful... I thought to myself, "Now here's a guy who gets women."
  7. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    This would now make our greatest living artist whom? Johns?

    Quite a vacuum.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    RIP, of course.

    I bought the hype on the Helga exhibit when it was in D.C. in 1987.

    Hey, art and naked women – how can you lose?

    But ... and this is a small squibble, Wyeth's stuff always looked better to me in the catalog or reproduced in poster form than it did close-up. It's a technique thing, I guess. Perhaps it betrays something of the way he learned about art from his father, a noted illustrator.

    I would contrast that with, say, O'Keefe's paintings, which seem to pack a punch both in reproduction and in person.
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I remember when I would have a doctor's appointment, our family doc had a copy of this hanging in one of the examination rooms. I was an 8-year-old kid who knew jack shit about art, but even I was fascinated by that painting.
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