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Wyeth Memorial Day1.jpg

Memorial Day
Andrew Wyeth

Posted by: CBD at 09:35 AM




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1 Local American Legion?

Posted by: BignJames at May 29, 2023 09:35 AM (AwYPR)

2 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 29, 2023 09:35 AM (T4tVD)

3 A bleak art entry for a day of solemn remembrance.

Posted by: She Hobbit at May 29, 2023 09:36 AM (ftFVW)

4 Excellent art for today!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana - again! ~ at May 29, 2023 09:36 AM (hOUT3)

5 Remarkable

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 29, 2023 09:36 AM (omVj0)

6 Morning.

That is *bleak*.

Would hang.

Posted by: Robert at May 29, 2023 09:37 AM (3OG+/)

7 Close that window, the A/C's on!

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 29, 2023 09:37 AM (Q4IgG)

8 Somebody buy that guy a drink

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 29, 2023 09:37 AM (hh7Ed)

9 As I sit here, thinking about the sacrifices that kept us free, looking at what we are now, maybe we should have let the Kaiser win.

Posted by: Guy in Painting at May 29, 2023 09:38 AM (Angsy)

10 Great choice for today, CBD!

Posted by: redridinghood at May 29, 2023 09:39 AM (NpAcC)

11 I was kinda hoping for more Gashlycrumb Tinies, but understand the instinct pay reverence to the holiday.

Posted by: She Hobbit at May 29, 2023 09:39 AM (ftFVW)

12 I have no problem with activities commemorating veterans and their sacrifice. But this may be the most poignant image of what their loss can mean. A touch of sober reality can be a good thing.

Posted by: JTB at May 29, 2023 09:39 AM (7EjX1)

13 Love the representation of plastered/whitewashed walls.

I certainly don't know Wyeth's intentions, but that empty chair's meaning is overwhelming to me.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 29, 2023 09:40 AM (qoGsy)

14 I like it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at May 29, 2023 09:42 AM (zZu0s)

15 I guess no snarky comments today.

I am not a Wyeth guy but this one works

Posted by: blaster at May 29, 2023 09:43 AM (HN48O)

16
Good choice for today.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 29, 2023 09:44 AM (enJYY)

17 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 15:13

Posted by: blaster at May 29, 2023 09:45 AM (HN48O)

18 I'm not sure what is the most powerful element in the painting. The empty chair in the foreground. The flag, which could apply to any year. The isolated mourner. Maybe the sunlit window with the new spring growth. The different possibilities may reflect the different aspects of the day.

Such a seemingly simple image but so powerful.

Posted by: JTB at May 29, 2023 09:45 AM (7EjX1)

19 Almighty GOD, we beseech thee this day to lift Thy right hand against our enemies.
-something a real soldier might have prayed in years past

Posted by: Eromero at May 29, 2023 09:45 AM (Uv0D2)

20 Looks much like an interior in northern New Mexico, perhaps in Taos or Santa Fe. Lost in Space has said there is a strong veteran presence in NM; that makes sense.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 29, 2023 09:46 AM (omVj0)

21 Today is about more than what's on the grill.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 29, 2023 09:46 AM (DhOHl)

22 Is this seat taken?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 29, 2023 09:47 AM (KVGVf)

23 Don't think ever saw this one before, good pick

Posted by: Skip at May 29, 2023 09:47 AM (sk4vs)

24 There is a lot of emotion in that painting. The artist conveys it very well.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 29, 2023 09:47 AM (t/2Uw)

25 I'm not sure what is the most powerful element in the painting. The empty chair in the foreground. The flag, which could apply to any year. The isolated mourner. Maybe the sunlit window with the new spring growth. The different possibilities may reflect the different aspects of the day.

Such a seemingly simple image but so powerful.
Posted by: JTB at May 29, 2023


***
Yes; we can't see how many stars are on the flag, so we can't be sure what year this is or what war the painting might be reflecting.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 29, 2023 09:48 AM (omVj0)

26 I love Andrew Wyeth!

Posted by: Piper at May 29, 2023 09:49 AM (ZdaMQ)

27 Internet note says this was painted in 1946, so very poignant.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 29, 2023 09:50 AM (7lwPp)

28 To all the soldiers we have lost, may we get our acts together so it wasn’t in vain.

Posted by: Piper at May 29, 2023 09:50 AM (ZdaMQ)

29 1st Lieutenant Conrad, one of my uncles was in law school when the United States entered WWII; he enlisted shortly after, and was soon selected for Officer Candidate School.

From a letter he wrote home from England (I believe March, 1944): "Soon ... I do not know how soon ... I shall have to demonstrate not only how much or how well I have learned the art of killing, but how well I have taught that abominable art to others. I know what's ahead. It won't be another pleasure trip, but though it may cost me my life, I wouldn't want to miss it! Should I be among the many who inevitably must fall, remember that I didn't go without realizing the possibility that I might lose my life. Remember, too, that I give my life willingly, that I do so out of love for my country and all its people ... even the traitors and selfish slackers. If I should die on the battlefield, I beg you to leave my body there. Some day our government may provide you the opportunity to visit my grave. If so, avail yourself of that opportunity."

Posted by: exhelodrvr at May 29, 2023 09:52 AM (6g5Kl)

30 I know I am a bad person and I'm going to heck when I die, but when I looked at the pictures of the collapsed apartment building in Iowa in the last thread, all I could picture was Cleveland Brown from 'Family Guy' in a bathtub crying out, "No..no...no... no... no..."

The voice actor who did Cleveland announced a couple of years ago he wouldn't be doing it any more because it was offensive for a white guy to voice a black guy. As far as I know, he still voices Consuela though.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 29, 2023 09:52 AM (9yUzE)

31

It seems fitting that the original intent of Memorial Day has morphed into commemorating all those who died in service to this beloved country.

I contend it is a major part of our heritage to continue that struggle of our predecessors to ensure this Republic endures and each of us has a part to play in it.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 29, 2023 09:52 AM (KATBx)

32 1st Lt COnrad, Part 2:
The commanding officer of a heavy weapons platoon in 116th Regiment, 29th Division, he survived Omaha Beach on D-Day.
He wrote a "Victory Gram" from France on June 11th, 1944:
"Dear Folks,
Alive and well. Don’t worry. The Hun is strong, clever, and brave, but we are beating him. The past few days here have seemed like years – so much has happened.
France is beautiful. I think I’ll like it better than England. Maybe all of this free wine and champagne makes the difference! You see, it’s purer than the water from the wells which the Germans may have poisoned.
Au revoir,
Conrad"
He was KIA three days later, on June 14th, 1944. He is buried in the American cemetery in Normandy, France.

Posted by: exhelodrvr at May 29, 2023 09:53 AM (6g5Kl)

33 I am thankful to be in this company today. Other than my church or my co-workers there is not a finer group. Some of us will probably have to step up right here in our homeland one day. I hope we do our ancestors proud.

Posted by: Eromero at May 29, 2023 09:53 AM (Uv0D2)

34 Amen IG !

Posted by: JT at May 29, 2023 09:55 AM (T4tVD)

35 For Mass this morning, Father had requested photos of the parishioners' kin that were KIA to be placed in front of the altar. There were many more than I expected.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 29, 2023 09:55 AM (qoGsy)

36 Looks to be some words on the wall above the window, what would they say?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 29, 2023 09:56 AM (hh7Ed)

37 Looks to be some words on the wall above the window, what would they say?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

"Some gave all"?

*Snif*

Posted by: Tonypete at May 29, 2023 09:57 AM (qoGsy)

38 The painting is even more interesting the closer you look. Why are the chairs facing away from the table? The chandelier is kind of mystical. Is the figure is male? Is it blurred on purpose? It is like reading a book and finding an unexpected undercurrent.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 29, 2023 09:58 AM (t/2Uw)

39 One person sitting in church on Memorial Day may have summed up those times for the average "joe." My dad came back from WWII, after years in Africa and Italy, and said it was quiet in the small towns. Veterans simply returned to work, if they could, and some started school on the GI bill. I like the painting but not necessarily because its entitled, Memorial Day, and I'd hang it.

In Visual Arts Review, 2019, Kathleen Stone wrote, in part, "Take the Andrew Wyeth, for instance. His Memorial Day (1946) is a small watercolor of an individual sitting in a church pew. The walls are white washed and unadorned, and an American flag hangs in one corner. Given the title and the date, it’s easy to imagine the person in the pew paying tribute to war dead. Then again, Wyeth lost his own father only months earlier, when a train struck his car. The style here is looser than Wyeth’s customary approach; it conveys the raw poignancy of his own emotional state."

Nice selection. Thanks.

Posted by: Lola - ALL the 1/6 videotapes from Alexandra & Jades, too. at May 29, 2023 09:58 AM (GshMh)

40 32 1st Lt COnrad, Part 2:
The commanding officer of a heavy weapons platoon in 116th Regiment, 29th Division, he survived Omaha Beach on D-Day.
He wrote a "Victory Gram" from France on June 11th, 1944:
"Dear Folks,
Alive and well. Don’t worry. The Hun is strong, clever, and brave, but we are beating him. The past few days here have seemed like years – so much has happened.
France is beautiful. I think I’ll like it better than England. Maybe all of this free wine and champagne makes the difference! You see, it’s purer than the water from the wells which the Germans may have poisoned.
Au revoir,
Conrad"
He was KIA three days later, on June 14th, 1944. He is buried in the American cemetery in Normandy, France.
Posted by: exhelodrvr at May 29, 2023 09:53 AM
Pappy Eromero went ashore at the same times as LT Conrad, but he made it as far as St. Lo where he gave us a big chunk of his left side. And he did return home, beat up but alive.

Posted by: Eromero at May 29, 2023 09:59 AM (Uv0D2)

41 The hanging chandelier has a number (five or six) lamps, but only a single glass hurricane chimney. The other chimneys are missing just like the sole veteran seated below is missing his fallen compatriots.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at May 29, 2023 10:02 AM (DhOHl)

42 Excellent choice of artwork for today. Thx CBD.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 29, 2023 10:04 AM (AxN/S)

43 *stares in awe*

I want a print of that to hang.

I tried to half staff my flag this morning but couldn't. The rope is frayed and off the pully, probably ready to split now that I yanked on it.
I guess today I will finally fix it with the 3/16th wire cable I bought last year when I saw this coming.
Damn my lazy ass.
Off to do a rope splice. Never done one under 1/2". Should be fun. I might forgo the 6 end tucks and just wrap it with tape.

Posted by: Reforger at May 29, 2023 10:05 AM (B705c)

44 Excellent choice of picture, CBD. Thank you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at May 29, 2023 10:06 AM (u82oZ)

45 Wyeth was incredibly talented. Using gouache (I think) and watercolor, his paintings were slightly dream-like, IMO. I didn't realize NC Wyeth was his father, but when you look at NC Wyeth's portfolio, the connection is unmistakable. (NC Wyeth was primarily an illustrator. A very fine one.)
I'm sure there's plenty of degeneracy in the family tree, but I find the work alternately soothing and disturbing.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 29, 2023 10:08 AM (7Fj9P)

46 My dad's WWII journal during the 2 weeks after breakout at Anzio

May 29, 1944
Goodhan took me flying today. A “message to Garcia” sort of thing. A Lt of the 91 Recon was out on the point of II Corps advance and didn’t know the situation. So he radioed for some help. Army turned the problem over to the Arty section and we sent Goodhan out to look. He buzzed a few towns trying to find out who owned them till he finally saw a jeep parked in Norma, a little town built right on the top of a 1000’ sheer cliff. He found a cow pasture up there and landed (not an easy job). Sure enough - there was his Lt - with 2 or 3 men, and they were all between Norma and the Germans. Goodhan promised him a situation map and came back to the CP to get one. (cont.)

Posted by: Muldoon at May 29, 2023 10:08 AM (991eG)

47 (cont.). I went back with him on the second trip. As we circled the town to land the Italians started pouring out into the field. By the time we stopped rolling at least a couple hundred were gathered around shaking hands and raising a fuss in general. We broke out a carton of cigarettes and had a great time giving them away. On the way back we toured the front lines - saw a lot of 3d Div doughboys moving up and quite a number of our tanks maneuvering

Posted by: Muldoon at May 29, 2023 10:08 AM (991eG)

48 This is a dreary picture.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2023 10:10 AM (hk4qW)

49 Memorial Day - Andrew Weyth

From the intertubes: 1946 - 14 x 20 -Location of work is Mother Archie's church in Chadds Ford, PA. Verso: unfinished watercolor study of barn, windmill, trees, crossed out with broad brushstrokes of dark watercolor.

While set in PA, for me, this evokes my experience with being in various adobe churches and secular buildings in New Mexico but in particular the churches. In adobe churches everything is fluid, wandering, with the pews rough hewn by hand, moments of light that are transitory, with the alter modest in execution but grand in effect. Often you find, like in this watercolor, a lone person in reflective prayer and one detail, such as the American flag in this watercolor, that connects all, God, religion, a person, the church, a view of the land receding in yellows, reds, and greens. At other times you will encounter a veterans adobe home, more of an organic lifeform that is part of the land than architecture, adorned with flags that snap to salute in the breeze and cause you to stop and reflect on the lone veteran and everything that caused him to raise those flags.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 29, 2023 10:11 AM (a175k)

50 Naked Came the Stranger, but not on Memorial Day.

Helga has her clothes on, if that is Helga.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at May 29, 2023 10:13 AM (AXJPS)

51 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. To those who stood the line and gave everything. God bless.
Goes looking for coffee. I'm

Posted by: Diogenes at May 29, 2023 10:15 AM (YGqO/)

52 Slow today...peeps sleeping in?

Posted by: BignJames at May 29, 2023 10:15 AM (AwYPR)

53
No parade this year for me thanks to a sprung knee that requires crutches and a brace. Prognosis is no lasting damage IF I behave during rehab. Got kind of a poor record at that, though. We'll see.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 29, 2023 10:15 AM (KATBx)

54 Thanks CBD - great selection today.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 29, 2023 10:16 AM (qoGsy)

55 Off to the Cemetery soon to pay my respects to LT COL Nevergiveup

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 29, 2023 10:16 AM (pmmLi)

56 This is a beautiful piece of art.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 29, 2023 10:17 AM (YGqO/)

57 Cobwebs?....nice touch.

Posted by: BignJames at May 29, 2023 10:18 AM (AwYPR)

58 Farmer Bob's 3 great uncles O'Connell are all now (long) resting peacefully. Emmett was sunk on the Marblehead, but survived, Edmund (Babe) fought in the Pacific, he also survived, but suffered dysentery symptoms to the end of his days, and the oldest, Billy, was a bombardier on a B25. He too, miraculously survived. I look around today and we truly seem to be lesser sons of great fathers
Here's to them and all who didn't come home, everyday, but especially today.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 29, 2023 10:19 AM (kbeGA)

59 The empty chair tells the story. Excellent choice of art for this day. Thank you.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at May 29, 2023 10:19 AM (aGGj6)

60 Watercolor is a fascinating medium. It is under-appreciated and expert level at the same time.

A master of watercolor has a unique appreciation of the human condition.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 29, 2023 10:21 AM (KVGVf)

61 American Military Cemetery Luxembourg

Gen. George S. Patton's grave
https://tinyurl.com/ec3j4cun

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2023 10:21 AM (hk4qW)

62 Thank you for sharing, @muldoon.

Posted by: Piper at May 29, 2023 10:23 AM (ZdaMQ)

63
I can't say for certain about this painting but Andrew Wyeth used a lot of egg tempera.

Tempera, also known as egg tempera, is a permanent, fast-drying painting medium consisting of colored pigments mixed with a water-soluble binder medium, usually glutinous material such as egg yolk.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 29, 2023 10:23 AM (enJYY)

64 This is a beautiful piece of art.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 29, 2023 10:17 AM (YGqO/)

I think Wyeth is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, yet I had never seen this one until last week. It pleases me because it matches my and so many others' mood in these times.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 29, 2023 10:23 AM (ZCCyW)

65 Thanks, Muldoon.

Posted by: Lola - ALL the videotapes from Alexandra & Jade, too. at May 29, 2023 10:23 AM (VNBSH)

66 It pleases me because it matches my and so many others' mood in these times.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 29, 2023 10:23 AM (ZCCyW)

bleak?.....alone?

Posted by: BignJames at May 29, 2023 10:25 AM (AwYPR)

67 One profound experience I had was at a Navajo military cemetery just outside of Window Rock. It was bitter cold day with biting wind. In the distance the Navajo's soldiers were buried in standard American military precise rows and columns with the oldest furthest out. Nearer the entrance everything changed. The dead were buried in Navajo tradition, red earth mounds cared for with exquisite expressions of love and honor while everywhere all their unit flags backed up by American flags were roaring away in the wind. There everyday was Memorial Day, raw and alive.

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 29, 2023 10:26 AM (a175k)

68 Watercolor is a fascinating medium. It is under-appreciated and expert level at the same time.
================
That's what I was trying to say upthread. Gouache is a water based pigment, that can paint (from the tube) with almost the same opacity as acrylic or oil based paint. It can also be thinned to paint in the watercolor manner. It's fun to mess with, but order of operation is important. I have used hair dryers to fix background/sky in landscapes.
But I was only good at selling art, not making it.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 29, 2023 10:27 AM (7Fj9P)

69 But I was only good at selling art, not making it.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 29, 2023 10:27 AM


I'm always looking for franchisees.

Posted by: Hunter B. at May 29, 2023 10:29 AM (a3Q+t)

70
Oh, it it is a watercolor. I should have known based on the lack of sharpness in straight lines.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 29, 2023 10:29 AM (enJYY)

71 In my new locale, there is a veteran's memorial on the courthouse yard. What I found striking was there are roughly an equal number of men representing both the CSA and the USA from the county during the 'Civil' War.

I had no idea what it was like in a border state.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 29, 2023 10:30 AM (qoGsy)

72
Thank you for a fine choice for today CBD

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 29, 2023 10:30 AM (gk98w)

73 I was kinda hoping for more Gashlycrumb Tinies, but understand the instinct pay reverence to the holiday.
Posted by: She Hobbit at May 29, 2023 09:39 AM


A is for Amy, who fell down the stairs.

B is for Basil, assaulted by bears.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 29, 2023 10:31 AM (Wnv9h)

74 From the intertubes: 1946 - 14 x 20 -Location of work is Mother Archie's church in Chadds Ford, PA.

For me, it invoked a European building that had been damaged in the war. Like this lone soldier, there is one glass hurricane left to remind of the past, and the American flag hanging in the damage to remind what the loss was for, fighting for God and Country.

Posted by: Piper at May 29, 2023 10:32 AM (ZdaMQ)

75 Drachifinel in 38 minutes covers the incredible story of the Omaha class cruiser CL-12 USS Marblehead.

https://youtu.be/KjS426S8s1E

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2023 10:32 AM (hk4qW)

76 Not long ago we heard the cannons doing their salute at the veteran's cemetery.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 29, 2023 10:33 AM (Q4IgG)

77 We're not getting to 100 today, are we?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 29, 2023 10:33 AM (7Fj9P)

78

They are, to a man, almost departed. That generation who literally saved this world. Some from each country did their part to ensure the world was not in the grasp of unimaginable evil.

I look at today and ask if there is still that part of us that will meet and prevail over the issues that confront us. To find the answer one can look back through our history and see we've met those challenges, with an unbroken record of success.

Thus I've got utter, unshakeable faith it will eventually be the same in this one.

Remember that, because we are Americans, and as such are denied the option of failure.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 29, 2023 10:33 AM (KATBx)

79 Great picture for today, CBD. Thank you. Just came back from a Mass in a cemetery honoring those who gave their all for us.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe registration now open! at May 29, 2023 10:34 AM (ENJDE)

80 1st Lt Conrad, Part 2:
He was KIA three days later, on June 14th, 1944. He is buried in the American cemetery in Normandy, France.

*******

re: who survives and who is killed, my dad called this the "irony of fate" in a journal entry from early in the Anzio invasion:

Feb 16, 1944
Brig CP and rear area quit heavily shelled. Chaplain Wallace, McDaniel, Pratt and Metz were all killed by a single round. Irony of fate. Three out of the first four killed in the battery were listed as non-combatants.


In memory of men and women I never knew.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 29, 2023 10:37 AM (991eG)

81
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Posted by: by JOHN MCCRAE at May 29, 2023 10:38 AM (DhOHl)

82 Thank you for a fine choice for today CBD
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 29, 2023 10:30 AM (gk98w)

Second that!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 29, 2023 10:40 AM (+flCN)

83 Heading out to the local VFW for a brief ceremony. The grass has been cut, the clouds are disappearing & the many flags and crosses have been carefully aligned on the grounds during the prior week by young & old working together.

Commemorating Memorial Day is one thing that still holds my community together.

Posted by: Lola - ALL the videotapes from Alexandra & Jade, too. at May 29, 2023 10:40 AM (VNBSH)

84 Again the American Military Cemetery at Luxembourg, same visit.

https://tinyurl.com/bme777xj

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2023 10:41 AM (hk4qW)

85
Yet another Wyeth POS ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 29, 2023 10:42 AM (5pZqO)

86 I am a fan of Wyeth.

I'd also like to take a moment to thank all of our veterans for their service, especially the ones here on AoS. (I'm looking at you, SMH)

*apologies if this is a violation of the 100 comment rule, CBD.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(2YtOq) at May 29, 2023 10:44 AM (2YtOq)

87 Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(2YtOq) at May 29, 2023 10:44 AM (2YtOq)

No worries...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 29, 2023 10:44 AM (ZCCyW)

88 I try to honor them all....the ones that came back...the ones that didn't...and I'll do the same in Nov.

Posted by: BignJames at May 29, 2023 10:45 AM (AwYPR)

89 CBD, I used maple syrup for my Manhattan yesterday and loved it so thanks for the suggestion

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 29, 2023 10:47 AM (RIvkX)

90 The serried ranks of America's fallen warriors, same location and time - 4 July.

https://tinyurl.com/2wy7ynxv

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2023 10:47 AM (hk4qW)

91 nice pick, CBD

Posted by: Lizzy at May 29, 2023 10:47 AM (mo/0F)

92 One of the best of the war paintings, The 1000 Yard Stare, set on Peleliu Island.

https://tinyurl.com/yc2e3h2r

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 29, 2023 10:49 AM (FVME7)

93 I used maple syrup for my Manhattan yesterday and loved it so thanks for the suggestion

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 29, 2023 10:47 AM (RIvkX)

It does work well!

Next time try rye instead of bourbon!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 29, 2023 10:50 AM (ZCCyW)

94 Wyeth's crisp, somber, spare style works especially well for today's subject. Thank you, CBD, for this tribute to those who gave their all for our freedoms.

Posted by: fly gal at May 29, 2023 10:52 AM (6CtMt)

95 If I may, here is a photo I took at the Navajo military cemetery outside of Window Rock, AZ.
https://tinyurl.com/2p8tjbc8

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 29, 2023 10:52 AM (a175k)

96 It pleases me because it matches my and so many others' mood in these times.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 29, 2023 10:23 AM (ZCCyW)

bleak?.....alone?
Posted by: BignJames at May 29, 2023 10:25 AM (AwYPR)
***

I find peace in this picture...or perhaps, grace. It's calm, quiet, reflective.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 29, 2023 10:53 AM (YGqO/)

97 I was thinking about German WWI artist Otto Dix.

https://tinyurl.com/3s45ak9c

Sort of abstract realism and is terrifying.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 29, 2023 10:54 AM (FVME7)

98 Again to all, 1800 today Pacific time, a silent toast to those men and women who gave all.
Please join in as you can.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 29, 2023 10:55 AM (YGqO/)

99 I never thought of Wyeth as a painter who did patriotic matter.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 29, 2023 10:55 AM (RIvkX)

100 It always amazes me how some artists can express a deep feeling/mood with simple brush strokes. This painting does it in spades. Thanks CBD.

Posted by: Tuna at May 29, 2023 10:56 AM (gLRfa)

101 If I may, here is a photo I took at the Navajo military cemetery outside of Window Rock, AZ.
https://tinyurl.com/2p8tjbc8
Posted by: Lost In Space

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That evokes a time when many placed a higher priority on the idea of America as a remarkable concept or ideal, over the smaller 'tribe'. And I don't mean just Native American tribes, but other tribal affiliations and grievances.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 29, 2023 10:57 AM (991eG)

102 Actor Will Ferrell to Portray NFL Legend John Madden in Upcoming Film

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Well, I guess Ferrell is better than Woody Allen.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 29, 2023 10:58 AM (FVME7)

103 I really like this one. I think he was just showing off.

https://tinyurl.com/bdcrs4b2



Posted by: javems at May 29, 2023 11:00 AM (AmoqO)

104 BUCK HAZ A NOOD UP

Posted by: Skip at May 29, 2023 11:01 AM (xhxe8)

105 AOC previously questioned the need for a Supreme Court: “How much does the current structure benefit us? And I don’t think it does.”

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Damn Supreme Court! Always standing in the way of utopia!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 29, 2023 11:01 AM (FVME7)

106 bleak?.....alone?
Posted by: BignJames
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I find peace in this picture...or perhaps, grace. It's calm, quiet, reflective.
Posted by: Diogenes


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somber...perhaps resolute

Posted by: Muldoon at May 29, 2023 11:01 AM (991eG)

107 I h8 Will Ferrell

Posted by: Skip at May 29, 2023 11:01 AM (xhxe8)

108 John Kerry Says Farmers Will Need to "Radically" Transform Food Production to Meet Emissions Goals

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Radically transforming food production is tight!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 29, 2023 11:03 AM (FVME7)

109 somber...perhaps resolute
Posted by: Muldoon at May 29, 2023 11:01 AM (991eG)


Ahhh...resolute was the word I was searching for.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 29, 2023 11:03 AM (YGqO/)

110 11 April 1945, an A6M5 kamikazes into USS Missouri off Okinawa in an attempt to send the ship to the bottom.

https://tinyurl.com/bddm5udk

The body of the pilot, 19yr old Setsuo Ishino, was recovered and given a military burial at sea by the crew of the battleship.

https://tinyurl.com/5cnnfrue

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2023 11:04 AM (hk4qW)

111 Trees in the old days used to stand
And shape a shady lane
Where lovers wandered hand in hand
Who came from Carentan.

This was the shining green canal
Where we came two by two
Walking at combat-interval.
Such trees we never knew.
Carentan part 1
The day was early June, the ground
Was soft and bright with dew.
Far away the guns did sound,
But here the sky was blue.

The sky was blue, but there a smoke
Hung still above the sea
Where the ships together spoke
To towns we could not see.

Posted by: exhelodrvr at May 29, 2023 11:04 AM (6g5Kl)

112 Could you have seen us through a glass
You would have said a walk
Of farmers out to turn the grass,
Each with his own hay-fork.

The watchers in their leopard suits
Waited till it was time,
And aimed between the belt and boot
And let the barrel climb.

I must lie down at once, there is
A hammer at my knee.
And call it death or cowardice,
Don’t count again on me.

Everything’s all right, Mother,
Everyone gets the same
At one time or another.
It’s all in the game.

Posted by: exhelodrvr at May 29, 2023 11:05 AM (6g5Kl)

113 Carentan 3
I never strolled, nor ever shall,
Down such a leafy lane.
I never drank in a canal,
Nor ever shall again.

There is a whistling in the leaves
And it is not the wind,
The twigs are falling from the knives
That cut men to the ground.

Tell me, Master-Sergeant,
The way to turn and shoot.
But the Sergeant’s silent
That taught me how to do it.

O Captain, show us quickly
Our place upon the map.
But the Captain’s sickly
And taking a long nap.

Posted by: exhelodrvr at May 29, 2023 11:06 AM (6g5Kl)

114 Funny whenever I read that 'In Flanders Fields' poem, somehow the room gets very dusty, or is it pollen?
What a waste of good genes,both wars but particularly that WW1.

Posted by: Ciampino - The futility of trench warfare vs modern arms at May 29, 2023 11:06 AM (qfLjt)

115 Carentan 4
Lieutenant, what’s my duty,
My place in the platoon?
He too’s a sleeping beauty,
Charmed by that strange tune.

Carentan O Carentan
Before we met with you
We never yet had lost a man
Or known what death could do.

Posted by: exhelodrvr at May 29, 2023 11:06 AM (6g5Kl)

116 Always a tough day for me every year and this painting captures the mood perfectly. Great selection.

Posted by: bed head at May 29, 2023 11:06 AM (Y1sOo)

117 *shrugs*

This is a dreary painting. It is as if the artist views the whole scene through a scratched and dirty lens. A lack of a recognizable face maybe an attempt by the artist to say this is could be any of us but to me by its anonymity it instead says 'who cares?'

And to nit-pick I think there is a stripe missing from that overly simplistic flag that is missing any stars.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2023 11:13 AM (hk4qW)

118 How many stripes were you expecting, Anna Puma?

Posted by: exhelodrvr at May 29, 2023 11:21 AM (6g5Kl)

119 John Kerry Says Farmers Will Need to "Radically" Transform Food Production to Meet Emissions Goals


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Silly me, this whole time these same people have been insisting we need to FEED the poor.

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, we're watching it be used as an attack at May 29, 2023 11:27 AM (5/7b/)

120 *shrugs*

This is a dreary painting. It is as if the artist views the whole scene through a scratched and dirty lens. A lack of a recognizable face maybe an attempt by the artist to say this is could be any of us but to me by its anonymity it instead says 'who cares?'

And to nit-pick I think there is a stripe missing from that overly simplistic flag that is missing any stars.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 29, 2023 11:13 AM (hk4qW)

Missing the entire point, are you?

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at May 29, 2023 11:27 AM (Zvtjl)

121 I hope that's not the shine of a revolver in his lap. Staring at the empty chair that should have seated his father or brother. Or fellow soldier. And he's there. They are not. The guilt or the shame or the sadness. Please. Don't shoot.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 29, 2023 11:30 AM (U2p+3)

122 His "Battle Ensign" is his better of the flag art. Scroll down a tad: https://andrewwyeth.com/gallery/

Posted by: papagiorgio200 at May 29, 2023 11:31 AM (w0gde)

123 You've got to admire them, though. That same John Kerry said we could do every single thing and it wouldn't make a bit of difference. It doesn't matter, though, because your slavery is the key.

Posted by: Every child has a normal childhood, we're watching it be used as an attack at May 29, 2023 11:32 AM (5/7b/)

124 this painting is exquisite. Umequivocally beautiful and perfect in theme and execution.

*this is being posted by the commenter who usually riffs on Andy's sepiatone palette. He uses it to impactful effect in this work.*

Posted by: kallisto at May 29, 2023 12:20 PM (dCxaZ)

125 Oh I looked at the date: 1946. Before Andy got all OCD about the stippling and overworking of the paint.

I guess that's what I enjoy about this painting, it doesn't have that clinical feeling that his later work does. This is more spontaneous and loose, yet still brilliant.

Love this!

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