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American chronicles : the art of Norman Rockwell / edited by Danilo Eccher and Stephanie Haboush Plunkett ; exhibition organized by Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA and Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei.

Author/creator Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978 artist.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info Milano : Skira Editore S.p.A., 2014.
Distribution Info New York : Rizzoli International Publications.
Copyright Notice ©2014
Description197 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Other author/creatorEccher, Danilo editor.
Other author/creatorPlunkett, Stephanie Haboush, editor.
Other author/creatorNorman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, organizer.
Other author/creatorFondazione Roma. Museo host institution, organizer.
Portion of title Norman Rockwell
Portion of title Art of Norman Rockwell
Contents Norman Rockwell / Danilo Eccher -- American chronicles / Stephanie Haboush Plunkett -- Norman Rockwell Museum: collections in context / Laurie Norton Moffatt -- New York, Arlington and Stockbridge: the life of Norman Rockwell / Linda Szekely Pero.
Summary Twentieth-century American society wittily and ironically portrayed by a great artist. Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), one of the most popular American artists of the past century, has often been regarded as a simple illustrator and had his work identified with the covers of the Saturday Evening Post. He is, instead, a total artist. An acute observer of human nature and talented storyteller, Rockwell captured America's evolving society in small details and nuances, portraying scenes of the everyday life of ordinary people and presenting a personal and often idealized interpretation of the American identity. His images offered a reassuring visual haven in a period of epoch-making transformation that led to the birth of the modern American society. The art of Norman Rockwell entered the homes of millions of Americans for over fifty years, illustrating the Roaring Twenties, the Depression, World War II, and the 1950s and 1960s. His works mirror aspects of the life of average Americans with precise realism and often in a humorous light. The exhibition catalog organized in collaboration with the Norman Rockwell Museum of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, presents well-known and beloved masterpieces like the 'Triple Self-Portrait' (1960), 'Girl at the Mirror' (1954), and 'The Art Critic' (1955) alongside carefully observed images of youthful innocence ('No Swimming', 1921) and paintings with a powerful social message like 'The Problem We All Live With' (1964).
General noteCatalog of an exhibition held at the Fondazione Roma Museo, Rome, Italy, November 11, 2014-February 8, 2015.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (page 196).
Genre/formExhibition catalogs.

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