(“Woman Looking at Painting” by Myron Wood, 1960. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District. Courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 002-5813.)

Woman wearing hat with tie-around scarf, studies painting at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Man seated below watches the woman.

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2 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 5/27/10: "Woman Looking at Painting"

  1. Rhonda says:

    I am struck by this. The woman looking up to the painting, an abstract woman, revealing an aspect of a woman that she has perhaps never seen, and in direct contrast to her almost completely covered self. The man looking up expectantly… waiting for her reaction. I wonder what she looked like 10 years later…

  2. Noel Black says:

    I agree, Rhonda. I’m always struck by Myron Wood’s ability to capture the most engaging and perceptive moments as both timeless and specific illustrations of his time. And he was right here in Colorado Springs and he’s barely known outside the area except for his Georgia O’Keefe portraits.

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