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NORMAN ROCKWELL: American Master in Scottsdale on May 11, 2012 9:00 AM
NORMAN ROCKWELL: American Master
May 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM daily until May 30, 2012
American Fine Art Editions- Get Directions
3908 N Scottsdale Road
Artworks start at several thousand dollars, into the seven figure range.
Norman Rockwell: American Master traces the evolution of Rockwell’s art and iconography throughout his career—from carefully choreographed reflections on childhood innocence in such works as Girl in the Mirror to powerful, consciousness-raising images like Moving Day, documenting the traumatic realities of racial tension in the 1960’s in America. Featured in Norman Rockwell: American Master are several acclaimed portfolios including the Four Ages of Love, Puppy Love, The Sports Portfolio, and Rockwell’s Four Freedoms originally created to raise funds for the war. Rockwell’s artistic contributions and the impact of his images on American popular culture are explored within the context of his life and times throughout this special exhibit. Norman Rockwell has been so influential to the American way of life, not only to the many readers of the Saturday evening Post, and all future artists, his art has crossed over to affect other mediums of art such as filmmakers. Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas for example have talked about the influence of Rockwell compositions in their work. Both men are renowned for their incredible Rockwell art collections. His art is as American as apple pie and yet is somehow universal with its elements of morality, love, and expressions of the human condition. Norman Rockwell was a masterful storyteller who often went to great lengths to stage the scenes for his paintings. He auditioned the models, chose their costumes, arranged props, lighted the sets and, like a movie director, demonstrated poses and facial expressions. The artist created scenes that parallel themes also found in movies, popular fiction and current events. The films of Lucas and Spielberg, like Rockwell paintings, evoke love of country, small-town values, children growing up, unlikely heroes, acts of imagination and life’s ironies. It was after leaving the Saturday Evening Post in 1963 that Rockwell had the freedom to paint the issues that were on the more controversial side. While creating artwork for Look magazine Rockwell painted current events in America including one of his most famous paintings which now hangs in the West Wing of the White House, The Problem We All Live With. This incredible collection encompasses the broad scope of works from Rockwell’s enduring career spanning nearly 70 years. From his provocative artworks capturing the real world issues at the heart of American culture to his light-hearted Doctor and the Doll. International Art Consultants are available to meet with you one on one to provide you with the insight you need when building your fine art collection. To schedule a preview of the exhibit please contact your consultant today.
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