"The commonplaces of America are to me the richest subjects in art. Boys battling flies on vacant lots; little girls playing jacks on the front steps; old men plodding home at twilight-all these things arouse feeling in me."
-- Norman Rockwell
It's one of those crazy, busy days, and I literally have just a couple of minutes to post a little something. I noticed it was Norman Rockwell's birthday today on my calendar. I've been a long time fan of his -- I mean, way back -- like to my childhood years. I have always loved his art. I even received two prints as wedding presents, and the love affair continues.
The older I get, and the more I see in my life, the deeper his art is for me. For example, I have more appreciation for the mother's faces in a way I could not have before becoming one. ♥ I believe in his version of America. I live in just such a neighborhood, with "Rockwellian" kind of people. I find beauty in the commonplace. He had the gift to capture it.
Oh my goodness! -- it would be impossible for me to show or tell you all my favorites, especially in the two minutes I have right now! I must do another post on Norman Rockwell -- one of my very favorite artists. This quick post does not do him justice.
Here are my wedding presents:
...and here are just a few of my favorites off the top of my head. (roll your mouse over the pictures for titles)
What are your favorite Norman Rockwell prints?