Saturday, December 28, 2013

So, who listens to critics anyway...............

      He had the misfortune to come of age at a time when realist painting was written off as less "authentic" than abstract painting.  Critics denounced him as insufficiently angst ridden and overtly cheery.  What somehow got lost in the critical discussion in this:  looking is an act of passion if you look hard enough.
-Deborah Solomon,  as excerpted from American Mirror:  The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

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