Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A ROCKWELL WEDNESDAY -- SANTA PLANNING HIS ANNUAL VISIT (1926)


Hard to believe this was painted almost a hundred years ago.  Norman Rockwell's images will never go out of style.

Believe!  That is the message Norman Rockwell passionately delivered in his December 4, 1926 Christmas cover.  Santa's soft features, jolly nature, kindness, and wisdom are incredibly depicted in this illustration.  Rockwell's perspective makes the story so believable that even the most cynical will stop doubting -- at least for the season!

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  1. He was amazing, wasn't he? I have a whole book (large oversized) of all his paintings. I need to get it down and look through it again one of these days. xo Diana

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    1. I love Norman Rockwell. I have two calendars of his work. That's where I get the information from.

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  2. They are amazing illustrations! Hope you feel good today my friend and have a happy day! Hugs!

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    1. Feeling good, Diane, and hope you are too. I love Norman Rockwell's illustrations.

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  3. He did amazing work and he was an equally amazing person! I visited the Rockwell Museum years ago and he had painted some portraits that looked like photographs! Up close or far away, they were so distinct!

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    1. Wow! I have never seen his work up close and personal. I'd love to go to his museum someday.

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  4. I so enjoy Rockwell's work and especially the lifestyles he portrayed. It was a simpler time.

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    1. Yes, it was. I think his illustrations makes one feel good.

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  5. I enjoy the fact he captured the everyday life. Each of us can see something of ourselves in his work,makes it personal.Have a sunny day!

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  6. Hi Kathy! Like I've said before, I just love Norman Rockwell's work and how he showed us all areas of it. Kind of a sweeter time. Thank you for popping in to see me and hope you're having a good week.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. This is so nostalgic! I remember his work on the front of the Saturday Evening Post.

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