Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."



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david53

The boy in back is looking at me as though I might be responsible for the angel's condition.Won't argue that one.However,if it starts raining he's going to wish to hell he had a hat. If rain comes the boy in front will stop, take off his coat and cover the angel with it.And noticing the miserable look on the boy in back, he will give him his own hat. The boy in back will accept it.

broke

It reminded me of a book called Diary of a Man in Despair by Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen, because this striking image is used for the cover. I've got the book but haven't read it yet. The synopsis on Amazon reads:
"Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen, a Prussian aristocrat, began a secret diary in May 1936, which describes how a psychosis enveloped an entire society, enabling Hitler's rise to power, and the Nazi regime. His insider observations are set down with passion, outrage and almost unbearable sadness"


christoph'e

the two young boys are walking down a pebeley beach, and as they make there way down to the end of the beach, where the water smashes off the jagged rocks, they see something off in the distance, they dont know what it is. The two boys run towards it, and as they get closer the one looks to the other, and says "are those wings i see" the other young boy looks bewildered, and when they get there, they see a beautiful young girl...the one boy looks at the other and shouts with excitment "ITS AN ANGEL ITS AN ANGEL" but suddenly the excitement wears off, as they realise this angel is indeed wounded, they run around in a frenzy trying to find the materials to make a stretcher to carry it back to the barn there father owns to get the angel some help...they eventually build the stretcher to help the wounded angel...they try to lift her up as gently as they can onto it, trying not to damage her precious wings. When she is on, they pick her up, and make there way back home....along the way they nearly fall and drop the angel but all the might they feel for carrying this angel some how propels them....and they stand strong. without realising along the way the angel was spotted by a troublesome villager named "mika".....but hay more from that later.

they eventually get back to the barn, and they make a bed of straw and lie the angel on it....one of the little boys runs and gets the angel some water, and some materials to tidy up the wounds. then all of a sudden they hear an uproar coming from outside, its the troublesome villager mika, and he has brought with him an angry mob, trying to burn the barn down....could this be the end of our wounded angel, found out soon :p

i love this painting it is beautiful :)

christopher

i think that, the angel was wounded in a fight and is being carried by two children who rushed to help the bleeding angel.

the thing that looks like a blindfold may be covering a wound or her eye may be damaged.

the front child, may have persuaded the back child to help the wounded angel, you can see this mainly by the look on the childs face of utter bordom and unwillingness.

it looks like the back child is not concentrating so he could drop the two pieces of wood holding the hurt and upset angel

christopher

i think that, the angel was wounded in a fight and is being carried by two children who rushed to help the bleeding angel.

the thing that looks like a blindfold may be covering a wound or her eye may be damaged.

the front child, may have persuaded the back child to help the wounded angel, you can see this mainly by the look on the childs face of utter bordom and unwillingness.

it looks like the back child is not concentrating so he could drop the two pieces of wood holding the hurt and upset angel

paul.com

One person who would not help with this analysis is the artist himself. ... wish and that his paintings would "make people cry in their heart of hearts. ...

Simon and Garfunkel
Wounded Angel

Idom

The two children carry their deadly wounded friend.
He is already dead and strongly confused about his new nature.


Rogue

The picture was the inspiration for Nightwish's video Amaranth, so I think that the story from the video describes the boys. They are glum because they know that the townspeople won't be happy with them.

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