Saturday, January 17, 2009

Christina's World

While in New York this summer, we went by the Museum of Modern Art, and despite the crowds on a free day there, I was stunned and captivated by Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World," a painting hanging at the far end of one room where people shuffled in the crowd toward the door. A small group had gathered around it, and I lingered there as well, drawn in by the image of this woman looking back at the house across a field. The small touches, not seen in an image the size available here, kept me scanning back and forth across the canvas, falling more and more into the story, into this world. Thank you, Wyeth, for this, and your other work. R.I.P.

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