Saturday, January 22, 2011

Something....



Winter, 1945 - Wyeth:  "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."

7 comments:

  1. I'm there with him. Always loved Wyeth. I used to live in the vicinity of his home in West Chester, Pa. Lots of Pennsylvania homes sport Wyeth art.

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  2. Christina's World is one of my favorites.

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  3. "...the bone structure of the landscape..."
    I appreciate that aspect of winter, too; I like the symmetry of the bare branches, and the silvered shades of color.

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  4. i'm with you, melody. "bone structure of the landscape" is a perfect description. this morning as i was waking, i could see the cold blue reflection of light off the snow outside on my bedroom ceiling, and i offered a prayer of thanksgiving to our Lord for the austere beauty of this season. ice and snow, bless the Lord...frost and chill, bless the Lord.

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  5. "the whole story doesn't show."

    Neither does the rest of the context of the painting without the written description.

    The painting is nice enough, but the intended sign is a flop.

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  6. Winter is hard on me...I don't like the cold..once I get cold I am miserable...Seasonal Affective Disorder doesn't help either...I don't like driving in the snow, or shovelling snow or scraping..give me palm trees any day. The "million dollar view" of snow-covered mountains outside my bedroom window doesn't ease the fact that winter is 6 months around here..

    i love th espring with the daffydils and tulips are blooming, and I can enjoy the warmth of sunshine on my face..

    I will always be a desert rat at heart....

    Sara

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