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Revelations of Photorealism in the Work of Norman Rockwell

By: Jessica Marcel - Published: Dec 6, 2009 • References: adcglobal.org and richbugger.wordpress
Many people have seen the work of Norman Rockwell and marveled at the detail, the exactness, and the life-like qualities. Now, the inspiration for his pieces is on display, with the original photos that served as the models for his masterpieces.

Photorealism is a painting style that seeks to create work that is nearly identical to a photo. No Picasso-esque interpretation, or Monet-like blurred vision: Photorealism is life as close as you can portray it with paint. Norman Rockwell was, arguably, the original master of the genre, and these comparisons prove it.