Wednesday, November 27, 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

                                      
         

No one said Thanksgiving better than Norman Rockwell.  May all of you enjoy the warmth conveyed in his renown painting with those you love and who love you. Family is a blessing for better or worse.  When all are together, it's a joy even if you can't talk politics with Uncle Joe or art with Aunt Mims who's crazy about paintings on velvet.   

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  1. And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Linda - thank you for all your interesting posts.

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    1. Thanks Carol. I've been amiss in visiting blogging friends these last eleven weeks--or really visiting, but not leaving comments, which I know are so appreciated by all of us. I feel guilty. My excuse is I've been totally self absorbed getting my new knee to be as good as the other knee. I'm almost there--and then I'll be there. Have a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy the chaos all for the sake of peace and tranquility. It's all good stuff.

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  2. Have Happy Thanksgiving with your lovely family!!!
    I'm grateful for meet you on Blogger,dear Linda!
    Health and Joy for you and yours!!!
    Baci ed abbracci,Rita.

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    1. It's wonderful knowing you too Rita. Thank you. I appreciate Blogger too for setting up a "social network" that offers artists from all around the world to share their triumphs and agonies and their thoughts. It's been wonderful for me to be connected on a bigger stage than the local art associations. Good health and happy thoughts to you and your lovely family during the holidays and all year long.

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    1. Thanks Judy. Wouldn't it be lovely if this was an international holiday?

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Historic Hanukkah!
    Love Norman Rockwell!
    Great post Linda!
    I am thankful for all our artist blogging buddies!
    Enjoy the day! (Every day!)
    Michael

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    1. I'm thankful for art buddies too Michael.

      There was a Rockwell show here in Detroit three years ago. This painting was in it plus many others we are all familiar with and in awe over. The man had great drawing skills and they were greatly appreciated by the Saturday Evening Post and everyone who saw them. He also painted THE Santa (Coka-Cola's Santa) that made visions of sugar plums dance in this kid's head. The painting that so delighted me as a child was in the show too and delighted me all over again. To think that some in the art world think his work is kitsch is ridiculous. There's not one among us who wouldn't love to be in the same history book as Norman.

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  5. Happy thanksgiving Linda very nice what you shows us hugs Danielle

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    1. Danielle Norman Rockwell is the epitome of American artists. His painting have set the bar on ideal family relationships. May you have (what I would call) a very merry Rockwell Christmas season. Hugs across the sea, Linda

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    1. Good way of saying it. So are you having latkes instead of stuffing? :-))

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  7. Very few said anything as well as Rockwell. His work is outstanding in every respect, technique, drawing, colour, paint application and best of all his ability to tell a story with lots of nuance. A true master. Happy Thanksgiving to a generous blogger.

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    1. Thank you Mick. I especially appreciated his paintings of the masters within his paintings. Total details. Phenomenal.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I saw a very comprehensive Rockwell exhibition down here. The last time I'd seen him was in Massachusetts at his museum, as a child. He has always had a major impact on me. As brilliant in his subject matter and composition as with his painting skills both foreground and background. He was a master!

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    1. Yes, he was. I thought it was incredibly odd that any art world person would mock his talent for being too commercial, but that's what I heard from some in the seventies when I went back to finish art college. The remarks were his stuff wasn't original enough. I guessed 1) they were out of their mind; 2) it was the times of contemporary art movements-- minimalism, abstract expressionism, pop, etc. The instructors seemed to think it was desirable for artists to come up with something totally new. Besides, Rockwell made money from his work! How dare he not be struggling with the artists looking to be the next Jackson Pollack! It was confusing for art students and ridiculous.

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  9. I have a relative who loves Thomas Kincade. What can you do! Happy Thanksgiving, LW !

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    1. One man's art is another's trash. And so it goes. :-))

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