Friday, January 16, 2009

Passages: Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009)

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Andrew Wyeth's official website is here.

From Wikipedia page :

Wyeth was often referenced by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (a longtime admirer) in the comic strip Peanuts. In one strip the character Snoopy was presented with a bill for "psychiatric help" 20 cents and states "I refuse to sell my Andrew Wyeth". In another strip, Snoopy's prized Van Gogh painting is burned in a fire, and he replaces it with an Andrew Wyeth.[12] Fred Rogers, from the PBS television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, had an Andrew Wyeth painting in the entry way of the studio home, readily seen as he entered and exited.

Tom Duffield, the production designer for the American remake of The Ring, drew inspiration from Wyeth's paintings for the look of the film. M. Night Shyamalan based his movie The Village on paintings by Andrew Wyeth.[13] The Village was filmed in Chadds Ford not far from Wyeth's studio. [14]Director Philip Ridley has stated that his 1990 film The Reflecting Skin is heavily inspired by the paintings of Andrew Wyeth in its visual style.

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1 comment:

Ivy Lane said...

Cheers to a great art legend and a long lived life! Thanks for posting some of his most beautiful works.

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