Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) is regarded as one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century. Some even regard him as America’s best-known painter.
In his art, Wyeth’s favourite subjects were the land and people around him, both in his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and at his summer home in Cushing, Maine. Wyeth often noted: “I paint my life.” One of the best-known images in 20th-century American art is his painting Christina’s World, currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. This tempera was painted in 1948, when Wyeth was 31 years old.
The woman crawling through the tawny grass was the artist’s neighbour 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.
So when I set myself up in the blog image using one LouLou Teichmann’s many poses, I noticed that from behind I kinda resembled the pose taken by Christina in Wyeth’s painting. And so I went ahead and constructed this scene.
As for my worn details, the bits of Alles that are visible to the camera are decked out in the following:
Tableau Vivant \\ Punky [combed] hair … made by M4ri1yn Magic.
Available now at the latest round of the Uber event, which is open from July 25th until August 22nd. NEW.
Violetility – HoloMask … made by violetile Resident. Purchased at the Indie Teepee event, which is open from July 21st through until August 6th. NEW.
Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Vampire Line ( Polar ) 03 … made by aida Ewing. Purchased at We Love Role-Play in June 2015.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx LeShelle.
.LeLutka.Simone.Shape.001 … made by JadenArt Resident.
(Modified by me – neck length is 45, shoulders are now at 94 and breast size is 55).
GizzA – Posh Bodysuit [Red] Maitreya Lara … made by Giz Seorn.
The Posh Bodysuit which also includes head gems, leg gems and wings which are not shown here, was first available at the June/July round of Très Chic but can now be purchased at the GizzA Creations Mainstore. NEW.
GizzA Creations – New Releases
Meva Marlene Bangle right … made by Mea Carnell.
This is part of the Marlene Bangle set that is available at the current round of the Cosmopolitan Event, which is open from July 17th through to July 29th. NEW.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
fri. – Tania Sandals (Coal) … made by Darling Monday. Available now at the latest round of the Uber event, which is open from July 25th until August 22nd. NEW.
The props that I have used are as follows:
Un’ insolita emozione…Volo by Mistero Hifeng … made by Mistero Hifeng. Purchased at the latest round of Shiny Shabby, which is open from July 20th through until August 15th. NEW.
Shiny Shabby – Cammino e Vivo Capovolto
Apple Fall Victoria Clawfoot Tub – Taps Only
*LODE* Headwear – Black Pitch with feathers [black] … made by Chirzaka Vlodovic.
+Half-Deer+ Xiong Mao / Panda – I’m on a Boat! (Plain Paper) … made by Halogen Magic.
Apple Fall Victoria Clawfoot Tub – Iron (No Taps)
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper … made by made by warehousefifteendesigns Resident. Purchased during the recent Apple Fall sale for a mere 25 lindens.
And lastly, the pose that I have used is Bauhaus Movement – The Serpent … made by LouLou Teichmann.