|Panorama of Norman Rockwell's Studio It was moved here to the museum grounds from the town|
On Tuesday, we went to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. If you are anywhere close, I highly recommend a stop there. Currently there is an awesome exhibit on Howard Pyle. I had seen a different collection of his work at the Brandywine Museum several years ago, but was excited to see more of his work..
They have a new exhibit of Alex Ross' work going up in November. If that is not worth a road trip, I do not know what is.
Amazingly, they allowed non-flash photos.
They had a great deal that you got a free hardcover NR book if you spent $100. Sooooo, I got a lot of books.
|Norman Rockwell's bike...|
My sketches from the trip:
|Pages from my (Christina Wald) sketchbook from the visit...|
On Wednesday, we went to the Boston Public Library. I have a friend who works there who had bragged for years about how fantastic the paintings there were. He was right.
This is also a must see for illustrators especially due to the murals by Edwin Abbey (The Quest for the Holy Grail) and John Singer Sargent (Triumph of Religion). (There is a lot of other art there as well).
My puny pictures do not do the murals justice, but there are some good sites for more info: http://www.sargentmurals.bpl.org/site/index.html
|John Singer Sargent: Image of early religions at the far end of the hall The mural has two blank, unfinished walls because the artist died before completion.|
|Sargent Detail: I will bet JSS never expected his work to be ruined by iPhone photos.|
|Edwin Abbey: Grail Quest Scene|
|Edwin Abbey: Grail Quest Scene... EA probably did not expect the iPhone photo thing either...|
|Edwin Abbey: Another Grail Quest Scene|