Norman Percevel Rockwell (1894 – 1978; American painter and

Norman Percevel Rockwell (1894 – 1978; American painter and

3/26/2021, 10:31:57 AM
Norman Percevel Rockwell (1894 – 1978; American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture): The Connoisseur, Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, January 13, 1962, Private collection #Art #Paintings #Painters #Arthistory #Americanart #pittore #pittura #pintor #pintura #peintre #peinture #Arte #artista #artwork #Maler #Malerei #oilpainting #NormanRockwell #artpiece #American #Connoisseur #Rockwell #expressionism The January 13, 1962 cover of The Saturday Evening Post features an older man eying a painting that looks like Jackson Pollock at his mos drippy! The painter was Norman Rockwell. Called The Connoisseur, the painting is a mix of art criticism (this is what we’re forced to look at now!). It mixes Jackson Pollock’s trademark drip painting with Rockwell’s trademark illustrations. Pollock, of course, famously painted with the canvas on the floor. According to the Norman Rockwell Museum, Rockwell rearranged his entire studio in 1961. He painted the abstract image first, on the floor like Pollock, and then combined the man and Pollock in his final painting. While we can’t be sure if Rockwell’s Pollock was parody or homage, we do have a hint. Norman Rockwell once said “I can take a lot of pats on the back. I love it when I get admiring letters from people. And, of course, I'd love it if the critics would notice me, too. Jackson Pollock was receiving tremendous adulation from the art world while Rockwell, who always called himself an illustrator was held a little above the level of kitch. The Connoisseur was about that art world view rather than aimed specifically at Jackson Pollock. It is a commentary on the art world's complementary view of non objective, action painting and their lower view of Rockwell's illustrations.

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