Jul. 15th, 2017 01:19 pm
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The cool kids of the art world always laughed at Norman Rockwell because he was so square and representational. He kept painting that way and presumably cried all the way to the bank, but he also did something else. With The Connoisseur he did to abstract expressionism what postmodernists always want to do to their predecessors. (Something I learned only recently: Rockwell always worked from models, so in order to do this painting he first did his own Jack the Dripper “painting” and copied it.)

Sam Spratt has painted nine pictures of African-Americans in the style of the master. This is not an expert opinion, but I think he is a worthy successor.

Date: 2017-07-15 05:31 pm (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Jack Vettriano gets the same attack from the art establishment and he just carries on doing what he does

Date: 2017-07-16 10:17 am (UTC)
cmcmck: Vettriano (Vettriano)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
I had- I even have a userpic of one of his works :o)

Date: 2017-07-15 11:13 pm (UTC)
minoanmiss: Nubian Minoan Lady (Nubian Minoan Lady)
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Oh, I like these. Thank you.

Date: 2017-07-20 01:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] johnpalmer
I agree (with the worthy successor part) - and thanks for sharing!


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