So yesterday I was out and about with Connor (18) and he took a quick peek into the current issue of MAD magazine while we were waiting to check out of the grocery. He laughs at a political cartoon of Chris Christie saying, "Isn't this funny? - it is referencing Christina's World." He saw my confused face and said - "You do know about Christina's World don't you?" and quickly googles a picture of it. When I saw the artist was Andrew Wyeth I said, "Oh, he's the guy who painted lots and lots of portraits of the neighbor lady and nobody knew anything about it." (See Helga Pictures) At that point it was Connor's turn to look confused.
The big scandal regarding the 247 Helga paintings hit when I was not much older than Connor is now and is the immediate reference my brain goes to when it hears the name Andrew Wyeth. I knew that he had a history as a painter but I was a kid and we didn't have Google then so Helga is the only reference I have for him. Connor says that my not knowing about Christina's World is on the same level as if someone didn't know about American Gothic. So tell me - is it true that I've been living under a rock?? It's okay - I can take it. . .
BTW - this girl is for the Summer of Color Challenge 3 (two purples and one yellow),
Linking to Paint Party Friday,