Episode 103

Christina Olson is the woman who inspired artist Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World.” It’s a master work of American art that inspires a lot of feelings in people, myself included. In the novel “A Piece of the World,” author Christina Baker Kline tells a fictionalized version of the real-life relationship between artist and subject. It’s an emotional and complex relationship and a totally compelling book.

Joining me today is April Bielefeldt, is a Landscape Photographer and one half of the Travel Collective, where she creates videos, showcases boutique guides and tours and shares her knowledge of how to travel like she does. She has a deep love for the USA, particularly the Maine coast, where today’s book is set, and she creates personal itineraries as well as leads small tours. I loved talking with an artist about the connections between visual and literary art, and how sometimes one can change our opinions about the other.

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Discussed in this episode:
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline
Olson House at Farnsworth Art Museum
The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

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