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Well-Known Norman Rockwell Painting Found Behind Fake Wall
Fox News ^ | 04-06-06 | WestVirginiaRebel

Posted on 04/06/2006 1:39:43 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel

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To: Joe 6-pack

I wouldn't know. I'm a complete philistine.


21 posted on 04/06/2006 2:21:30 PM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (History is a work in progress)
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To: STARWISE

I don't see anything stupid in hiding the beefroast in the refrigerator where my three hungry hounds can't find it.


22 posted on 04/06/2006 2:27:12 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

A forgery? That makes it sound like he made it to pull a scam. It is a COPY. Big difference.


23 posted on 04/06/2006 2:43:09 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: Uncle Hal

I brought a Rockwell book into my class of preteens and young teens, and they were fascinated with it.

Some classes are more of a succes than others, and the subjects that catch their attention are always surprising.

I can't decide which Rockwell painting is my favorite, but the one of the boy praying in the restaurant with grandma with red ears has to be in the top ten.


24 posted on 04/06/2006 2:55:56 PM PDT by I still care ("For it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Pookyhead

Isn't that Norman Rockwell himself in the painting?


25 posted on 04/06/2006 3:00:04 PM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty)
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To: Dark Skies
Oh, they can't show that! Look at that cigarette dangling from that evil old white mans mouth!

They recently touched up album cover photos of the Beatles by removing the cigarettes form their hands, maybe someone should paint this one out of the original.

26 posted on 04/06/2006 3:27:28 PM PDT by narby
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To: BadAndy

***Nothing the Dadaists or Cubists have produced can compare with Rockwell.***

Right! And Rockwell never considered himself an artist. My guess is because the leftist art world didn't approve of his realism in art.


27 posted on 04/06/2006 3:47:23 PM PDT by kitkat (The first step down to hell is to deny the existence of evil.)
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To: kitkat
Rockwell never considered himself an artist.

Maybe he considered himself an artist, but not an artiste.

28 posted on 04/06/2006 3:50:32 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (Max Boot: Joe Wilson has sold more whoppers than Burger King)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

This is one of the very best Rockwell paintings. Maybe Rockwell was an illustrator rather than an artist, but show me the art that is a better reflection of the experience depicted in Rockwell's painting.


29 posted on 04/06/2006 3:58:42 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Pookyhead

30 posted on 04/06/2006 4:17:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Plutarch
Maybe Rockwell was an illustrator rather than an artist

An illustrator is an artist who is also a storyteller.

31 posted on 04/06/2006 4:52:35 PM PDT by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: KellyAdmirer
Calling it a forgery almost sounds like he was trying to decive someone for finacial gain. Not the case here.

Main Entry: forg·ery Function: noun Inflected Form: plural -er·ies 1 : the act of falsely making, altering, or imitating (as a document or signature) with intent to defraud; also : the crime of committing such an act 2 : something that is forged
32 posted on 04/06/2006 5:00:35 PM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: All

ROCKWELL POSTERS:


http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?aid=1205661015&c=&search=Norman+Rockwell&GCID=s15100x001&KEYWORD=%5BNorman+Rockwell%5D


33 posted on 04/06/2006 5:01:23 PM PDT by kitkat (The first step down to hell is to deny the existence of evil.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel; All
Rockwell updated a much older painting by Thomas Hovenden of the same title:

Slightly different cast of characters (the daddy has already moved with the carpetbag to the door) but the son and the faithful dog are the same. Only the clothes have changed . ..

34 posted on 04/06/2006 8:22:53 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: LexBaird; Plutarch
I despise people who despise Rockwell as an "illustrator".

The artsy crowd looked down on "mere illustrators" - that being a person who earned his living by selling his paintings commercially instead of hanging them in galleries and waiting for museums or foundations or rich people to buy them.

Rockwell's easel art is spectacular and shows that he had perfect command of his craft.

You've seen Rosie the Riveter before. Look here:

Another much-despised "illustrator" is N.C. Wyeth, who could paint rings around all his descendants and relations by marriage.


35 posted on 04/06/2006 8:28:35 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Love the dog. He is comforting the young man, yet cannot take his gaze off of the father.


36 posted on 04/06/2006 8:33:38 PM PDT by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: AnAmericanMother
The artsy crowd looked down on "mere illustrators" - that being a person who earned his living by selling his paintings commercially instead of hanging them in galleries and waiting for museums or foundations or rich people to buy them.

Agree. Illustrators produce the defining images of our culture in a way the fine art community has abandoned. People may recognize the name of Mondrian, but they recognize and resonate to the works of Gibson, Flagg, Disney, Shultz, Rockwell, Held Jr., Maxwell, Max, Nast, Frazetta ...

37 posted on 04/07/2006 8:31:58 AM PDT by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: jaydubya2

Exactly. I don't see any "intent to defraud" here at all. This is making something out of nothing. The kids might have gotten a big surprise if they tried to sell the copy as the original, though - the old man might have had a wicked sense of humor. I imagine he did it to prove to himself how good a painter he was, able to pull it off for so long.


38 posted on 04/07/2006 10:02:47 AM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: I still care
"I brought a Rockwell book into my class of preteens and young teens, and they were fascinated with it. "

I'm glad you did that......our younger people and even some middle aged people have no clue to our American culture.....many people don't know who Grandma Moses was ......

39 posted on 04/07/2006 10:14:17 AM PDT by cherry
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To: KellyAdmirer

It is common to store the original and display a copy. This is done also with costume jewelry.


40 posted on 04/07/2006 10:19:16 AM PDT by RightWhale (Off touch and out of base)
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