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Freedom From Want Norman Rockwell This is one of Rockwell's most famous works, and it resonates with me because the title says one thing, but the painting says much more. Yes...Americans work hard to create the wealth that puts...

Norman Rockwell's 'Which One?' leads Sotheby's $28.6 million American Art Sale

last weekArts : Artdaily

Today?s sale of American Art at Sotheby?s New York totaled $28.6 million, and was led by Norman Rockwell's Which One?, a painting that appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post prior to the 1944 presidential election between Democratic incumbent, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. Show More Summary

Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving in the Twin Cities

Let someone else deal with the mess. It's easy to point a finger at Norman Rockwell. One quaint picture of an idealized meal and forever after we spend the last Thursday of November stuffed in a heated, heady kitchen sweating our brains...Show More Summary

Apple’s last product launch for 2016 is a ... coffee table book?

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Apple launched its latest iPad in March, its newest iPhones in September and an updated MacBook Pro is rolling out now. Tomorrow the company ventures into a product category previously dominated by historical photos, Norman RockwellShow More Summary

Sotheby's New York presents American Art sale

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s New York announced highlights from the 21 November auction of American Art. The sale is headlined by Norman Rockwell?s Saturday Evening Post cover, Which One?. Depicting an undecided voter attempting to choose between the 1944 presidential candidates, Which One? is an exceptional and timely example of Rockwell?s beloved imagery. Show More Summary

Reading the Mind of Norman Rockwell’s Undecided Voter

The art of Norman Rockwell keeps getting better, as the funny or sweet covers that he created for The Saturday Evening Post become history paintings. Nuances of meaning that his contemporaries would have got at a glance are often elusive now, though recoverable and sometimes freshly relevant in relation to his constant theme: little crises of American experience.

Rockwell's undecided voter asks "Which One?" at Sotheby's this election season

last monthArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s announced that Norman Rockwell?s Which One? (Undecided; Man in Voting Booth) will be a major highlight of our 21 November 2016 auction of American Art in New York. Depicting the public sentiment leading up to the presidential election of 1944, in which President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran against Thomas E. Show More Summary

Clinton? Trump? Rockwell Voter Painting May Bring Many Washingtons

Norman Rockwell’s 1944 work “Which One? (Undecided; Man in Voting Booth)” will be on view at Sotheby’s beginning Nov. 4, ahead of a Nov. 21 auction.

Lessons for game developers from a lemonade stand

GUEST: Back in Norman Rockwell’s America, kids weren’t afraid to take a chance on going into business for themselves. Rockwell’s iconic “Lemonade Stand” image showed a whole generation of children that to succeed in business, all they had to do was hang out a sign, and a whole community of lemonade lovers (or sympathetic neighbors) would […]

dappledwithshadow: Art CriticNorman Rockwell 1955 Painting -...

last monthArts / Art History : Old Paint

dappledwithshadow: Art Critic Norman Rockwell 1955 Painting - oil on canvas Height: 100.33 cm (39.5 in.), Width: 92.71 cm (36.5 in.)

How Cold War Politics Sabotaged Norman Rockwell’s Art

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

An exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum tracking the drop and resurgence in popularity of narrative art raises much bigger questions than it set out to address. The post How Cold War Politics Sabotaged Norman Rockwell’s Art appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Mid-Morning Open Thread [CBD]

Homecoming Marine Norman Rockwell I love everything about this painting; the detail, the adorably disheveled kids, the beaten-up shoes, the humble young marine, but most of all the portrayal of an America in which most people would rather greet...

Mid-Morning Open Thread [CBD]

Game Called because of Rain (Tough Call) Norman Rockwell Every time I think of using a Norman Rockwell painting I think of this one....

Classic Paintings Side-By-Side With Movie Shots That Look Just Like Them

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Seeing these film shots from Empire of the Sun, Lost in Translation and Sexy Beast next to the paintings of Norman Rockwell, John Kacere and Marc Chagall is like seeing double. The film version are close versions of the original art....Show More Summary

United States District Courts displays Norman Rockwell images

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Norman Rockwell Museum announces the unveiling of a unique civic exhibition of Norman Rockwell artwork starting this fall at three United States District Courts in Massachusetts. With the assistance of Robert Farrell, Clerk of Court, U.S. Show More Summary

This Norman Rockwell Painting Sums Up Being A Woman On The Internet

Anyone who says being a woman is easy is probably a man. Between the wage gap, the policing of our uteruses, the catcalling and the mansplaining ? we’re still a long way from gender equality, especially, for women of color. Which is why the meme-ification of Norman Rockwell’s 1959 painting, “The Jury,” is so poignant and hilarious. Show More Summary

Norman Rockwell Museum presents "Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast"

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

As America focuses on the spectacle of this year?s presidential election, Norman Rockwell Museum takes a look back at the 19th century to examine the impact that one of the nation?s greatest image-makers had over its politics. Presidents,...Show More Summary

Ladies Who Lunch (Open Thread)

This looks like a Norman Rockwell painting: The photo is one of a series of 1940s-era color photos taken by Farm Security Administration workers and reprinted in the Washington Post today. The women pictured above were employed as “wipers” (whatever that is) in the “roundhouse” (whatever that is) at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in […]

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