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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
Format image/png
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj
Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, page 068
Description A Basket of Chips She posed well and I completed that figure and used her in the next pose which was the Madonna type. That costume I ar- ranged with draperies that I had. The next model was the shepherd. I had little trouble in finding his costume as it was only a sheep skin around the loins. He was a talkative old chap and had posed for so many artists that he had a very critical eye. I had finished his head and dur- ing one of his rest times he said, "You don't have the right ex- pression. If I should see the Bon Dieu, this is how I would iook." And he took the pose and expression of intense adoration. "That is just what I want, keep it!" I exclaimed, and painted it as he had interpreted. It was a great pleasure to work from models who took an interest in what one was doing. My next model was the model man, the thinker, who protects his eyes from the dazzle of light. In that figure I wished to por- tray doubt, uncertainty and groping yet drawn toward the teach- ings of Christ. All but this one express a perfect trust and hope. To me there exists no painting of Christ alone that fully por- trays the ideal of him. That must be suggested in the sur- roundings. Take away the disciplines in Da Vinci's "Last Sup- per," and the complete sentiment is gone. The same with Rem- brandt's Christ (Christ dt Emmdzls} and likewise the modern paintings of Christ. In my conception the attitudes and expressions of the be- lievers and followers carry the emotion to the center of interest which is the Christ. Each of the foreground group is bathed in the light radiating from the central figure. No other picture I have seen or know of has the lighting arranged in this way. The little girl reaching to him typifies the most beautiful part of his character, his love for little children. My daughter Ruth was the model for this and my thought and hope was that her life might be a reaching for all that is beautiful and noble in life. I am living to see it fulfilled.6o 60 Ruth posed again in 1903 in the white satin dress made by Hattie for the Christ picture, and the canvas titled Blowing So@ Btlbbles is one of the finer ones from the early Harwood brush. Harwood Art Exhibition, 6.
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327548
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327548