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Art of the Day – 03/07/17 (Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth)

Daily Artwork — “Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth, 1948”

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The woman crawling through the tawny grass was the artist’s neighbor in Maine, who, crippled by polio, “was limited physically but by no means spiritually.” Wyeth further explained, “The challenge to me was to do justice to her extraordinary conquest of a life which most people would consider hopeless.” He recorded the arid landscape, rural house, and shacks with great detail, painting minute blades of grass, individual strands of hair, and nuances of light and shadow. In this style of painting, known as magic realism, everyday scenes are imbued with poetic mystery. [GALLERY LABEL]

1948 — Christina’s World.  Tempera on panel. Magic Realism style. Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009).  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA.

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Posted by on March 7, 2017 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 02/16/17 (So She Moved Into the Light, Eric Fischl)

Daily Artwork — “So She Moved Into the Light, Eric Fischl, 1997”

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1997 — So She Moved Into the Light.  Oil paint on canvas. Contemporary Realism style. Eric Fischl (1948-).  Private Collection.

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Artwork of the Day – 10/30/15 (Warm Halloween, Jamie Wyeth)

Daily Artwork — “Warm Halloween, Jamie Wyeth, 1989”

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1989– Warm HalloweenOil on Canvas. Contemporary Realism style. Jamie Wyeth (1946- ).
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