Monday, June 11, 2012

Alexandra's World vs. Christina's World

Alexandra experience grass for the first time recently. After luxuriating in the texture, she looked longingly at her brother, scampering about the lawn.

 Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World immediately came to mind.

Christina's World is in the style of magic realism. Something about my kids that day made me feel they were, too.


  1. I learned something today! I have only ever heard of magical realism in the literary sense with works like One Hundred Years of Solitude. This painting doesn't really fit the literary definition, so I had to look it up to see the artistic definition.

    Thanks for making me use my brain today. Otherwise, it would have just been laundry and "Max and Ruby."

    1. I also found it interesting that there's some controversy between "magical" and "magic" realism. I haven't quite figured out the difference on that, though.

      Btw, my Max loves the books and seemed a little confused that his sister wasn't named Ruby.

  2. Check out this site:

    Most of my painting aim for but missed trompe l'oeil.

    Annita Whisman-Rackley