According to the Museum of Modern Art, the woman in the painting is Christina Olson, a neighbor of Wyeth who was crippled by polio. It seems that in 1948, Wyeth was inspired to create the painting when, through a window from his house, he saw her crawling across a field.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Christina gets a makeover
I was browsing online and stumbled a site that featured this beautiful Andrew Wyeth piece called “Christina’s World” It’s probably one of the best-known American paintings of the last century. Even if you didn’t know the name of the artwork, there’s no doubt that you’ve seen it before.
Anyway, as it often does on the web, one click led to another, and I found several more interpretations of “Christina’s World”. Here are some of my favorites:
"Christina’s World Exit 6" by Andrew Leipzig
Photo by Rachel Hulin
Art by Sam Hiti
Of course, this is my favorite of all. I'm sure that if promised a biscuit, Otis, our Portuguese Water Dog would have gladly helped Christina get home. Well, maybe two biscuits.