Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Lincoln the railsplitter - Norman Rockwell

                                   

Analysis of this brilliant portrait here at the 'Rule of Reason' blog.  There's much, much more than meets the eye.

2 comments:

  1. Brilliant?! I don't think so. Compare it to Newberry - Rockwell looks like the paint by numbers stuff I used to do as a kid. It's lifeless and certainly not great art - let alone brilliant IMO.

    I'll take my Newberry anyday - wouldn't out his on the wall if you paid me.

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  2. "Compare it to Newberry - Rockwell looks like the paint by numbers stuff I used to do as a kid..."

    Yes, I can see that -- and Rockwell is certainly no Newberry -- but as Nick Provenzo's analyses demonstrate, there is a world of meaning invested in Rockwell's apparently simple illustrations.

    And Newberry doesn't do portraits. ;^)

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