Skip to comments.Norman Rockwell: The Original King of the Photoshop
Posted on 10/29/2009 1:34:25 PM PDT by Daffynition
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No ghettoes, no crime.
Clean cherubic children that you'd love to call your own.
When the Civil War comes, that will be my template when someone asks what I am fighting for.
Rockwell was a national treasure that age will continue to add value to.
It’s interesting to see his source images but at least he posed his models and he wasn’t slavish in his devotion to “interpretating” the poses.
I love good illustrators probably more than fine artists. I like Rockwell a lot, and Beatrix Potter, too.
What an idiotic statement.
Part of the genius of Rockwell was his entire lack of pride in process. He did what worked, not what he felt should work.
This has nothing to do with photoshop. That headlin is stupid.
Ever see how Annie Leibowitz works these days?
Many magazine photos are actually composite images now.
“What an idiotic statement.”
Exactly. Is it “sad” that Da Vinci, Raphael, Valasquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Goya, etc. posed people for their paintings? Heck no.
The ump on the right is the spittin' image of my Grandad.
All the time I was in college, Norman Rockwell was ridiculed by professors for portraying a false image of life in the United States.
I stopped them in their tracks by suggesting that Rockwell’s paintings portrayed a goal to be striven for.
Norman Rockwell is my all-time favorite artist. His paintings make me reach for the Kleenex.
“Many magazine photos are actually composite images now”
True. But if you’re going to consider Rockwell’s painting “composite,” you basically have to call almost every painting in history composite, since it is almost never the case that they directly reproduce what they see in any given frame. Rather, they mix observations together, add flourishes, and so on.
Your guns are under arust. LOL
No television, no internet, no interstate highway system. No franchises dominating every industry. America the manufacturing giant, with high-school educated employees earning wages that could support a family. A population of less than half of what it is today. These are changes in our nation that have altered in forever, and cannot be undone.
Rockwell was an excellent artist, but he was also a genius at marketing. And what he was marketing was a vision of “America.”
If you actually ever fight in a Civil War, you will be fighting for an image of America that is over 50 years old. There is no way that the country can go backwards in time to that place again. The nation is too large, and the world is too small.
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