Sunday, December 30, 2007

Poster Collection: Norman P. Rockwell

Posters of different sizes and for different subjects have also been a popular pastime for many enthusiasts. Those enamored with films go for the very catchy, colorful, and artful movie posters that are seen in movie theatres and malls and which surely easily draw the captive attention of the onlookers. While others more into hero adulation may go for sports posters whether of racing cars and their drivers, professional sportsmen, etc. In short, there are posters and posters for most popular fancies and passions.
As for me, I was fortunate enough to have acquired over time a precious number of them (about 76) all about one subject, poster prints of the the paintings/illustrations of the late artist, Norman P. Rockwell, a very popular symbol of things Americana.

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  1. Back in the 60s when I first started fancying myself an artist, I used to idolize Mr Saturday Evening Post. Art critics used to pan him, but as far as I'm concerned he's the best. He certainly captured Americana.

  2. I also fancied myself however lacking in talent as an artist when time was still plentiful, though limited to pencil sketches. As a matter of fact, those that got saved from the ravages of time, I was able to scan and post in some previous blog entries. The image in my Blogger profile is one such sample. And some years back, tried to get back to it that time using charcoal pencils. Now my gear is in one big plastic envelope over to one side of the den, unused.

    Anyway, Rockwell was also a favorite of mine, only in so far as attention to details was concerned. And he did caricature many of his images, especially young kids or older folks, which only he could do and do so well.

  3. Wow! That's some collection you have, Amadeo. I, too, am a big fan of Rockwell.

    I wonder, though, how could the critics not consider Rockwell's works an integral aspect of American art as they have with Roy Lichtenstein's?

  4. I never really understood art and its many critics.

    Comicbook art was also a big part of my growing up and I was quite discrimate about those that I liked and did not like. And expressed this in the comicbooks that I saved.

    Anyway, I never liked Andy Warhol but he seems to get universal acclaim. So, go figure.

    I may have a few loose ends I need to express about understanding art, so maybe a new blog entry will ensue.

  5. Ha! I see you did the same thing I did, and posted your picture from a "few" years back. That one of me is from '77 on a trip to the Olympics with a marine buddy from Everett, Washington.

  6. Yes, Phil, and mine is from a much more distant time, when time and hair were aplentiful. HeHeHe.

    Let me visit yours once more.


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