Art by Cyril Rolando
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Andrew Wyeth- The Helga Pictures,
July 12, 1917 – January 16, 2009
oh my, I actually love love love Wyeth’s work. he’s amazing, absolutely amazing. how talented is this man? like he’s outta this world. helga was a german worker at wyeths’ farm. he did 247 paintings of her without helga’s husband and his wife knowing. she’s beautiful although she’s always painted never smiling…i think this adds to the mystery behind their relationship, and her as a person. she seems somewhat intriguing.
i do wonder if they were having an affair, but he gave one of his paintings to his wife… i don’t think they did, they went on to become great friends and she was invited to his 90th birthday party so perhaps not.
wyeth uses egg tempera which is something i want to experiment with this summer, I CAN’T WAIT!
i admire how he’s managed to capture such fine lines, especially within her hair and generally all over. what.a.babe.
i also really really want to go to life drawing classes. school and work have always clashed with the available classes. hopefully when school’s out of the equation i can actually learn how to draw the human body which i find extremely exciting.
wyeth has a website where you can see some of his other work, i can’t lie i don’t find them particularly exciting, however you might ;).