What's wrong with this painting by Andrew Wyeth?

This painting by Andrew Wyeth is titled Christina's World, was painted in 1948, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. However, we've messed with it a little bit ... can you find six things that are wrong here?


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Scroll down below the picture for more information, and for a link to check your answers when you're finished assessing what's wrong with this version of the painting.

An altered version of Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth

A little background info on this painting: the namesake of this painting, Christina, was Andrew Wyeth's neighbor in Maine. Christina was crippled by polio, and Wyeth was inspired to create the painting when he saw her one day out in the field in a way similar to what you see here.

Another interesting note: Wyeth's original painting was not 100% true to what lay before his eyes either - in real life, the barn in the center is attached to the house on the right, but he made some changes for compositional purposes. In that sense, I don't feel so bad that we've distorted the reality of his masterpiece as well.

Make a mental note of the things that you think are "wrong" about this altered painting by Andrew Wyeth. Click here when you are ready to check your answers, or if you want to see the original painting as Andrew Wyeth actually painted it.




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