Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rockwell at the Smithsonian

Not that we are huge art lovers, but Norman Rockwell is one of our favorite artists.  There is just something about his paintings that we really like.  When we heard that there would be a Rockwell Exhibit at the Smithsonian Art Museum, we knew we had to go.  And we finally did in mid-December.

A photo of Norman Rockwell at work in his New Hampshire studio.

In his early works he used models to strike a pose as he painted.  Later, he photographed models in various poses and painted from the photos.

To read this, click on the photo to enlarge.

The pieces on exhibit were original sketches and oil paintings from the collections of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.  Apparently they are both big collectors.  We enjoyed it very much.  Unfortunately, we couldn't take pictures of the art pieces, but you can view more at the Norman Rockwell Museum web site:

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