Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Norman Rockwell Took Painterly Liberties

Gizmodo has an interesting post about Norman Rockwell, the "original king of Photoshop."

"Wait just a minute" you may be thinking to yourself. "I'm pretty sure Photoshop was not around during America's golden 40s and 50s."

You would be right, but as the new book Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera illustrates, Rockwell set up carefully posed and art-directed photo shoots, which he later referenced as he created his paintings. Taking a face here and a gesture there, he combined subjects into whole scenes, none of which existed in the original photos.

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