Advertising Inspiration / Norman Rockwell


Rockwell Realism “

Mixology of  Digital Ad world and Social Media , is nothing less than an inspiration derived from Iconic American Illustrator/Painter  Norman Rockwell (1894 –  1978 ). Defining identity is probably what  Rockwell did best for America over 20th Century. Narrating the power of story telling he chose vast public canvas of  print-Ad industry, illustrated everyday social situations portraying  the evolving life in America with innocence &  humor. As a painter & illustrator he struggled initially with an inability to work without a live model, however in mid 30s , he explored the possibilities of photography as a key tool to break away from any limitation. It is  interesting how most of the iconic artists  ( before & after ) like Rockwell ( eg David Hockney’s magic with  iPhone )  innovated art with technology ! This helped  him achieve the most classic compositions in the history of print advertising which till date endure inspiration. His style of realistic illustrations however have become symbolic to the American Life of 20th Century.  Rockwell’s work has been published as  original covers of magazines like Boy’s Life ,The Saturday Evening Post, Life, Popular Science.

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Influence of  Rockwell’s  realistic art of  storytelling  can be seen  in movies like  Forrest Gump,  American Gangster, Empire of the Sun etc. Current exhibition hosting his artwork :  http://www.nrm.org/2009/10/norman-rockwell-museum-opens-landmark-exhibition-exploring-a-new-body-of-rockwell-imagery/

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