Cindy, you gave a very good description of that painting. Actually that is exactly, how a professional describer would describe it here at the Museum of Fine Art here in Boston, I love going there and having a described tour! Smile. It is a very poinent picture and I can see how it would effect you, as your description did me. It has definitely peaked my interest. Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI and Guinevere, Golden lady Guide juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free. - Helen Keller ----- Original Message ----- From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 3:58 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT?: Wyeth's painting of Christina Olson, Christina's World Thank you for your comments, Jackie. I don't know about the "talent for description," though. Sometimes, when I try to describe illustrations, I'm afraid I put in too much detail, and sometimes I think I'm too vague, or describing things in terms that someone born blind won't know what I'm talking about--or make assumptions. I'll never forget that when I answered a question about the Man Who Walked Between the Towers, I said that he held the pole perpendicular to the tightrope wire, forgetting that that could mean two different things. Fortunately, Shelley came to the rescue. smile Cindy --- Jackie McBride <abletec@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Thanks, Grandma Cindy, it did help immensely. It's > always nice when > some1 takes their eyesight, desire to share, & a > talent for > description & uses it to help those of us not > blessed w/the eyesight > component of the equation. I do hope u both know & > feel that those of > us who are sight-impaired on list appreciate > it--more than we say & > more than we *can* say. > > Blessings. > > On 10/16/07, maithe007 <maithe007@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote: > > This is a bit disturbing. I now understand why > people are captivated by it. > > > > Maithe > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 3:08 AM > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT?: Wyeth's painting of > Christina Olson, > > Christina's World > > > > > > > How thoughtless of me. I forget sometimes. smile > > > > > > The whole painting is shades of brown and tan. > That's > > > partly what makes it sad, I guess. At the very > top of > > > a hill, silhouetted against a gray sky, is a > house > > > with a couple of trees, and there is another > house a > > > little distance away--800 feet, according to the > essay > > > at the site. This is the background of the > picture so > > > the houses look small, as if some distance away. > > > > > > The bottom of the hill is a darker tan or light > brown, > > > the color or dry or dead grass. Around the house > near > > > the top of the hill is a lighter tan, as if the > ground > > > around has been cleared. > > > > > > Way down the hill, on the darker brown, is a > girl > > > wearing light-colored dress, almost white but > more a > > > very pale tan. The bottom of the dress, from > which her > > > legs are stretched, is the same brown of the > dead > > > grass. She has shoulder-length dark brown hair. > Her > > > body is twisted, with most of the weight on her > right > > > hip. She is looking up toward the house, her > back to > > > us. The top of her body is raised on her thin > arms. I > > > don't know what I would have made of this > picture if I > > > hadn't read the accompanying essay--maybe if I > saw it > > > in a large painting instead of a small square, I > would > > > realize that her arms are in a crawling > position. > > > Apparently she is crawling up the hill toward > home, > > > dragging her useless legs. > > > > > > HTH > > > > > > Cindy > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ > > > Fussy? Opinionated? Impossible to please? > Perfect. Join Yahoo!'s user > > > panel and lay it on us. > > > > http://surveylink.yahoo.com/gmrs/yahoo_panel_invite.asp?a=7 > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. 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