The CMA presents a landmark exhibition of the most famous and beloved of American illustrators, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera . This is the first exhibition to explore in-depth Rockwell's richly detailed study photographs, created by the artist as references for his iconic paintings. Rockwell is known for his depictions of everyday life created with humor, skill, and emotion. However, it is little known that he staged photographs to make his popular covers of The Saturday Evening Post. Norman Rockwell: Behind the Cameraay includes 50 photographs that show the careful procedure Rockwell used to make his art, as well as 16 original paintings and drawings, and takes viewers behind the scenes in the creative process of one of America's great masters.
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera brings together prints of Rockwell's study photographs and original paintings and drawings from the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum linked to the photographs on display. The result is a fascinating frame-by-frame view of the development of some of Rockwell's most indelible images. At the same time, the photographs themselves—painstakingly staged by Rockwell and involving an array of models, costumes, props, and settings—are fully realized works of art in their own right.
The CMA is the last venue in the national tour of the exhibition. It is a last chance to see the selection of photographs and paintings, and the creative process of an American master.
Columbia Museum of Art 17.10.2014 - 18.01.2015
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