Tuesday, July 29, 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.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

7/29/2008 07:13:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

"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. ;^)

7/29/2008 08:10:00 am  

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