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Discussion in 'Cruising Sailors' started by TomY, Oct 9, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Mary Lou

    Mary Lou

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    9 posts, 7 likes
    Rosborough 246
    US Eastern Shore Upper Chesapeake
    I see the sloop sailing out of the picture. I see the wake more clearly slicing the reflection of the building. The building has been turned slightly and interestingly, the reflection has been turned even more as if it is becoming unmoored as well. As for meaning, I don't know. I suspect the boat is Wyeth himself. The building, the reflection, the water and the sky can all have meaning but given what little I know about Wyeth's life, they could be many. And then their is what the viewer sees and understands. In a lifetime of hanging around writers, musicians and artists, I've come to believe that once released to a reader, listener or viewer art takes on a life of its own and is in a sense completed by the person reading, hearing or seeing. Great art may have many meanings even to the same person. The finished picture reminded me of an article I'd seen a few years after Wyeth's death which I hunted up and read again before this reply.

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  2. AlastairLC


    Joined Jan 2, 2017
    186 posts, 38 likes
    O'Day 322
    US Scottsdale, AZ Lake Pleasant

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  3. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    987 posts, 431 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    There is that aspect. But there also might be some triumph, being 91 years old and still doing what you love to do, right up until the end.

  4. genec


    Joined Dec 30, 2010
    87 posts, 23 likes
    Pacific Seacraft Orion27
    US PNW HP: San Diego, M: Anacortes
    Certainly a poetic ending, eh?

  5. Mary Lou

    Mary Lou

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    9 posts, 7 likes
    Rosborough 246
    US Eastern Shore Upper Chesapeake
    Love to do, are compelled to do. When an artist lives that long and is so prolific, I'm not sure they can separate their work (their art) from their life. I think that's why I was so fascinated by the reflection seeming to turn as if it was becoming unmoored.

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