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(AP)   Christina's world is lonelier than ever as artist Andrew Wyeth has died at age 91   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 148
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2009-01-16 09:48:07 AM
Well, it was gonna happen sooner than later.
 
2009-01-16 09:49:19 AM
Boo-urns...the last great American artist.
 
2009-01-16 09:49:21 AM
He was 91 and lived an accomplished and charmed life.

How is this sad?
 
2009-01-16 09:49:30 AM
Does this affect his glide ratio? I bet he's a terrible glider.
 
2009-01-16 09:49:52 AM
A good, long, creative, productive life. No tragedy here....

/need something about 5 foot long, three foot high, that goes with my powder blue couch....
 
2009-01-16 09:50:04 AM
brewssuds: He was 91 and lived an accomplished and charmed life.

How is this sad?


Because Christina still can't walk?
 
2009-01-16 09:50:30 AM
Time to invest in some Andrew Wyeth paintings.
 
2009-01-16 09:50:38 AM
An American treasure is gone. RIP.
 
2009-01-16 09:51:16 AM
I always enjoyed the Wyeth's works. They were always so gloomy, but looking back on growing up in Chester County, PA, the whole area is very gloomy and he captured the look very well.

Actually I was looking for something to do this weekend. A trip to the Brandywine River Museum may be in order.
 
2009-01-16 09:51:58 AM
crackerpac: Time to invest in some Andrew Wyeth paintings.

Heh, that time was a long while ago, and they were fairly pricey then too.
 
2009-01-16 09:53:32 AM
I really love Wyeth's work. He was a great artist.
 
2009-01-16 09:54:41 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
www.swoyersart.com

I love this style.
 
2009-01-16 09:57:58 AM
Agreed TheWizard, he could capture a mood and freeze it with paint. Talented man. Peace on the other side Andy.
 
2009-01-16 09:59:14 AM
Would his corpse make a good glider?

RIP Space Shuttle Analog Man
 
2009-01-16 09:59:41 AM
I've been to both the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Brandywine River Museum, and even became vaguely acquainted with his granddaughter Vickie. She's a real sweetheart. If I was at home I could post a picture of my family with her.

So Vickie, my sympathies on the loss of your grandfather.
 
2009-01-16 09:59:49 AM
sboyle1020: Boo-urns...the last great American artist.

Bah. I haven't cared since Bob Ross died.

Can I put Thomas Kinkade in the deadpool?
 
2009-01-16 10:02:08 AM
There is one that I've seen titled "Leaving" that made and impression on me.
 
2009-01-16 10:04:07 AM
TheWizard: A trip to the Brandywine River Museum may be in order.

Came here to recommend. It's especially lovely around Christmas time. Concord Gardens, too.
 
2009-01-16 10:04:45 AM
TheWizard: I love this style.

Yes.

His dad, NC, was no slouch, either.
 
2009-01-16 10:06:27 AM
wow, this really gets me. He inspired me to become an artist. The brandywine is one of my favorite museums.
 
2009-01-16 10:07:05 AM
According to Wikipedia, the art community didn't like him since he actually painted stuff non-art scene people actually appreciated. Seems like a cool guy.
 
2009-01-16 10:09:08 AM
Belltower: and even became vaguely acquainted with his granddaughter Vickie.

Vaguely enough, in fact, that I can't remember if she ever went by Vickie, so change the above to Victoria.

/Sorry Victoria

Anyone got any of the Peanuts strips referring to Snoopy's Andrew Wyeth?
 
2009-01-16 10:11:34 AM
I actually knew Andy, he was extremely cool and for those that did not know him he was smart as a whip.

I used to work in this place in West Chester called Jimmy John's (Wizard will most likely know this place out on 202) and he would always come in on Sunday's, order a RARE cheeseburger, small fries and a Coke....never missed. The owner's son of that is my best friend and he and I and Andy would sit and chat about world stuff all the time...truly one of the neat people in the world.

91...good long life...the world will be less one great soul.
 
2009-01-16 10:11:35 AM
Christina's World always brought me incredibly down.
 
2009-01-16 10:11:49 AM
i173.photobucket.com

Got as close up to this painting as I could (without a guard stopping me). It looked as though one could feel the the texture of the coat the man is wearing. Amazing.
 
2009-01-16 10:12:03 AM
MooseBayou: TheWizard: I love this style.

Yes.

His dad, NC, was no slouch, either.


Oh, you give him too little credit. He could have been a great slouch if he had applied himself.
 
2009-01-16 10:12:17 AM
Remarkable artist. "Christina's World" is one of my favourite paintings and I talk about it whenever I cover vertical location to create depth as well as using colour and texture to produce mood and atmosphere.
 
2009-01-16 10:14:50 AM
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2009-01-16 10:15:13 AM
knucklebreather: According to Wikipedia, the art community didn't like him since he actually painted stuff non-art scene people actually appreciated. Seems like a cool guy.

He was amazingly cool....there are some great stories of him that I know of too...he absolutely loved children too...spoiled them rotten when he could. And about the art community not liking him, I am 100% sure he couldn't have cared less, he did things his way, and it was obvious in his painting.
 
2009-01-16 10:16:32 AM
Some amazing work there, artist man.

/RIP
 
2009-01-16 10:17:46 AM
Used to work for the Wyeths. AW used to leave his sketchbooks around. His watercolor sketches leave his tempera paintings in the dust.

/and no, I didn't take one of them.
//Although I was tempted.
 
2009-01-16 10:19:00 AM
RIP A.W., will always miss your dad NC as well.
 
2009-01-16 10:19:52 AM
I'm definitely not knowledgeable about art, but I always loved Wyeth's works. "Master Bedroom" and "Long Book" are my favorites.
 
2009-01-16 10:22:17 AM
I only know of "Christina's World" through "Preacher" but the context in which it is used in that book always made me like it.
 
2009-01-16 10:23:11 AM
At least we still have Thomas Kinkaid, Painter of Light (TM) to bring us through these dark times.
 
2009-01-16 10:23:43 AM
Not a dry brush in the art world today.
 
2009-01-16 10:24:21 AM
"Christina's World" was the only work of art that my late uncle truly loved.
 
2009-01-16 10:24:29 AM
My grandmother gave me a book of Andrew Wyeth's paintings when I was younger - "The Helga Pictures". Mostly I liked it because it had paintings of breasts. Now I have to go dig it out...
 
2009-01-16 10:25:25 AM
Bob Ross will teach him the ropes.

/happy little trees
 
2009-01-16 10:25:56 AM
I used to work at a Borders Books in Delaware, Wyeth used to come in to the store once in a while. All the employees would whisper to each other when he came in. Awe inspiring, really, to be that close to him, although no one ever approached him. He'd just walk in quietly & always went to the art section, always to look at his own books. Odd, but he'd earned it. A local celebrity around here, and he will be missed.
 
2009-01-16 10:26:01 AM
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2009-01-16 10:26:51 AM
I went to the Wyeth museum in PA once - utterly dull and boring.

The thing that sucks about his paintings is that if you're an artist, and you choose to paint gloomy, melancholy nobodies, what does that say about your world view? If you can paint anything, and you paint the crappy parts of life, how farked is that ?
 
2009-01-16 10:27:52 AM
He was one of the best-known of the 20th century and sometimes referred to as the "Painter of the People" due to his popularity with the American public.

Ok, I certainly don't have my head down in the world of the arts but I am not a foreigner to such turf either. But this is the first I've heard of this guy. Oh well

/fails at pop culture once again
 
2009-01-16 10:28:14 AM
TheWizard: I love this style.

Those trees don't look very little, or very happy.

I prefer happy little trees.
 
2009-01-16 10:28:32 AM
My disabled cousin had a print of "Christina's World" that someone had given her, hanging on the wall of her apartment. If you said anything about it, she'd give you a 25 minute tirade about how much she hated it, hated that it was given to her, and thought Andrew Wyeth was a communist and a freak.

I always wondered why she kept it and hung it up in her kitchen, though...
 
2009-01-16 10:28:46 AM
Being a dog lover, this has always been one of my favs:

askdoglady.com

"Master Bedroom" (Maybe titled "Master's Bedroom" - can't remember)
 
2009-01-16 10:31:15 AM
MemeSlave: I went to the Wyeth museum in PA once - utterly dull and boring.

The thing that sucks about his paintings is that if you're an artist, and you choose to paint gloomy, melancholy nobodies, what does that say about your world view? If you can paint anything, and you paint the crappy parts of life, how farked is that ?


Introspection is for those who can think.
 
2009-01-16 10:34:41 AM
MemeSlave: The thing that sucks about his paintings is that if you're an artist, and you choose to paint gloomy, melancholy nobodies, what does that say about your world view? If you can paint anything, and you paint the crappy parts of life, how farked is that ?

What a remarkably shallow critique. It sounds like you would be much more comfortable with landscapes and still life.
 
2009-01-16 10:35:03 AM
trappedspirit
Ok, I certainly don't have my head down in the world of the arts but I am not a foreigner to such turf either. But this is the first I've heard of this guy. Oh well

/fails at pop culture once again


Don't worry, I'm right there with you.

/who?
//doesn't follow art
///RIP anyway
 
2009-01-16 10:35:36 AM
MemeSlave: I went to the Wyeth museum in PA once - utterly dull and boring.

That's why emo art lovers like it so much.

\There are good artists in PA who do happy scenes
\\Check out Queen Street & Prince Street in Lancaster
 
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