Friday, 27 November 2009

'In the Crystal Depths' - NC Wyeth (1902)



In a preface to the 1920 American edition of Robinson Crusoe, artist-illustrator NC Wyeth (1182-1945) describes his interest in celebrating both nature and "a lone man's conquest over what seems to be inexorable Fate."

This dramatically composed vignette from his 1907 Wyeth Portfolio, The Indian in his Solitude captures that aim.

2 comments:

  1. Andrew Wyeth, son of NC Wyeth, was a better painter though dude,


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  2. Yeh, well Wyeth had enough time to capture Indian solitude - 763 years if the lifespan you attributed to him were to be believed ;)

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