Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Norman Rockwel

Rockwell, Norman (1894-1978) - The Problem We All Live With
A painting Rockwell achieved great glory for. The setting is in the American 
south, fifty years ago. Ruby bridges being escorted to an all white school,
 one of the first accounts of school integrations in America.

Norman Rockwell initially considered himself nothing but a commercial illustrator. Although, he burdens much insecurity, he taped into a realm
 of art that was of a unique nature. His paintings and portraits not only portrayed the beauties in the world but told stories of struggle, and joy. 
 What initial reeled me into Norman Rockwell’s art was his painting of
 Ruby Bridges. I was first introduced to the piece in high school and fell 
in love with his art ever since.  

PBS did an episode on Norman Rockwell. This is the follow up article
 on his patriotism and how he impacted the world through his art work.
this site is a detailed timeline of Norman Rockwell’s life. It gives the
reader a greater understanding of who Rockwell was as a person, which
 in turn allows one to have a greater understanding of his work.
A brief introduction of the man Norman Rockwell grew to be. The theme
 of the website being “American pride”, the site is also filled with a
number of his world renowned pieces.

Claude Monet (The impressionest)

Claude Monet 
For 70 years Claude Monet painted relentlessly creating one master piece after
the next. I chose Monet as my focus because I found a common ground with
his work. The colors and textures used in his paintings came together in such
harmony and projected real life sceneries. I praise the simplicity in his paintings.
The merging of colors in such a beautiful way, the detail in each portrait, and
sense of reality that seeps through each painting.   

This is a very detailed website on the bringing up of this aspiring artist. It
delicately unravels the path Claude Monet took to get to where he stands
today. As one roams the site they will also come across a few of Monet’s
magnificent works of art.
This site glorifies Monet’s primary attribute, his ability to impersonate real
life sceneries in such a way they seep through the pigmented parchments
he created them on. The focus is more on his paintings and his growth as
an artist.
Here is a more in depth site of Monet’s biography. It also has links that lead
to all his art works, his exhibits, and museums.