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Norman Rockwell photos

Clyde57

Punta Gorda, US
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Clyde57 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Sep 2007
Wed 16-Jan-13 11:09 PM

I just spent a week in the Berkshire Hills. I love the scenery and culture of the area. They have some nice museums including the Clarke, MasMOCA (contemporary art) and the Norman Rockwell Museum.

I've always enjoyed Rockwell's work and learned at a visit to the museum that he would set up photographic scenes using neighbors and other local residents as models and he would then base his paintings and drawings on those photographs. His photographs were mostly done in black and white because he didn't want to be influenced by the actual colors in the scenes.

So, what I was thinking about is whether his drawings and paintings were art and if so, were the photos that they were based on also art?

Some of his drawings and the photos that he based them on can be found at http://pdnphotooftheday.com/2009/12/2778

What do you think?

Clyde

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