Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Norman Rockwell photos


Punta Gorda, US
628 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
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?


Take a look at my nikonians gallery.

Reply message RE: Norman Rockwell photos
Reply message RE: Norman Rockwell photos
Reply message RE: Norman Rockwell photos
Reply message RE: Norman Rockwell photos
Reply message RE: Norman Rockwell photos