Remembering Andrew Wyeth

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Artist Andrew Wyeth, who portrayed the hidden melancholy of the people and landscapes of Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley and coastal Maine in works such as “Christina’s World,” [pictured] died early Friday. He was 91.

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~ by eaesthete on 01/16/09.

4 Responses to “Remembering Andrew Wyeth”

  1. from Saturday’s Associated Press, a quote from Andrew Wyeth that I’d like to share with your readers: “I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future – the timelessness of the rocks and the hills – all the people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape – the loneliness of it – the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show.”

    • Thank you Ray for sharing this here. Part of why I wanted to include Wyeth’s face in the post was because it was a countenance that said much; as the quote so beautifully illustrates “Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”

      Another thought on Wyeth’s reflections on the barrenness of winter and the desolation of “the bone structure in the landscape” is very reminiscent of Wallace Stegner’s “Angle of Repose.” Have you read it?

  2. I went long ago to see his Helga pictures when they were in LA and it forever changed who I was as an artist. For the better, to fall in love with the mystery of the everyday and the magic and beauty in what is both simple and at the same time complex. Thank you for sharing this. I forget sometimes who I am. Sometimes when the light is just right and everything is silent I remember.

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