Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Christina's World, by Andrew Wyeth.

8 Comments:

Anonymous suze said...

I really like this because it reminds of Dorothy from Kansas. I'm sure I have a print somewhere...

5/11/2005 09:23:00 pm  
Blogger Mark said...

Peter - Found you via Ruth's. Like the Wyeth. See you're an architect - Thought you might be interested in my latest post:

http://auterrific.mu.nu/archives/080491.php

No offense, eh? LOL

I see you like FLW. In my neck of the woods is the Marin Civic Center, just north of SF. The last building he designed.

And I'm not posting this anonymously, either!

5/11/2005 11:10:00 pm  
Anonymous BerlinBear said...

That is a cool painting. Used to have a poster of same hanging in our house. Disappeared in the last move. A shame, cos I like it.

5/12/2005 10:52:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

The Wyeth is beautiful, isn't it. :-)

And I have no problem with your post, Mark, and I largely agree with you. Except to say that nothing great ever got done except that it started with a good idea. A good architect needs a good builder as much as a good builder needs a good architect for a good idea. And they both need a good client. :-)

5/12/2005 11:59:00 am  
Anonymous Robin Thomsen said...

The woman in Christina's World was Wyeths sister IIRC, she had polio or some sort of illness that prevented her from travelling far away from her house. Regardless how far she travelled in the world, she could always see home...

5/15/2005 06:49:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The girl in the painting is not his sister...it's a neighbor, her name is Christina Olson and yeah she did have Polio.

4/11/2008 08:26:00 am  
Anonymous GARY O said...

ANONYMOUS IS RIGHT, I KNOW. IT WAS A FRIEND. I LIVED THERE IN CHADDS FORD IN THE50'S AND 60'S AND KNEW THE WYETHS.

5/10/2008 03:36:00 pm  
Blogger Gordon said...

I read elsewhere on the internet that Christina refused to use a wheelchair. Is that true?

9/11/2009 03:10:00 pm  

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