05 December 2013

The Art of Norman Rockwell

This week we had the opportunity to view some original art by one of our family's favorite American artists: Norman Rockwell.  The Frist Art Center in Nashville will  have this exhibit until February 9th, if you're interested.  It's well worth the visit!  

My parents, especially my dad, have always been fans of Mr. Rockwell.  I well remember a large art book (the only one my parents ever owned) of his works.  I would look through it over and over, enthralled with the faces of our country's history and the emotions they told.  Rockwell certainly knew how to speak to the human emotions and expressed them so well in his art.

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing so many of his works (over 40 paintings plus some sketches, Saturday Evening Post covers, and a short film) in person.  They are such detailed oil paintings!  And to think he used to paint one a week  for the Saturday Evening Post for years is truly amazing!  

We absolutely love visiting The Frist!  It's actually quite fun that they don't own any art, but are constantly changing their exhibits.  We are seriously considering a family membership for this upcoming year.  

You can read about our previous visits to The Frist here, here, and here.

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