Day: May 15, 2016
We had a nice little road trip down home yesterday to help my nephew celebrate his high school graduation. And it was your typical rural Iowa celebration of too much food, too much drink and lots of people to chat with and catch up on what they and their families are doing. You don’t typically get something like that here in the dazzling south metro area.
Some young girls insisted on having their photos taken. I accommodated them. It’s good to be back but doggone am I achy from the road trip.
Christina’s World is a 1948 painting by American painter Andrew Wyeth, and one of the best-known American paintings of the middle 20th century. It 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.
This tempera work, done in a realist style called magic realism, is currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as a part of its permanent collection.