A Something Beautiful Thought:

Art that modifies human behavior exemplified by Candy Chang's "Before I Die," project and equally by the much-embraced Banksy, in "The World Is My Canvas," is a particular favorite theme of mine. 

"Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth (1917 - 2009),
is a profound example of art that modifies human behavior.  

One of the best-known American paintings of the mid-20th century.American, the 1948 painting depicts a woman lying on the ground in a treeless, mostly tawny field, looking up at a gray house on the horizon; a barn and various other small outbuildings are adjacent to the house. 

Here we can enjoy the alteration of our perspective on physical and mental handicaps/illnesses. Beautiful, it's simply beautiful. 

This artwork is on display at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York, part of its permanent collection

An intriguing  tidbit about "Christina's World" - The 'gray house' shown in this iconic artpiece was Christina Olson (and her brother Alvaro Olson's) home; it is also depicted by Wyeth in many paintings and sketches that date from the years1939 to 1968.

The Olson House was designated as a National Historic Landmark in June of 2011.

Click here to see more about the historic Olson House, located in Cushing, Maine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The man in the sepia-toned photo posted on this page is actually Andrew Wyeth's father, N. C. Wyeth.