|artist Norman Rockwell|
Over Memorial Day weekend we traveled to Bentonville, AR and Eureka Springs. It was the last weekend for the Norman Rockwell at the Crystal Bridges Museum. I'm so glad we went it was an amazing exhibit. unfortunately they didn't allow pictures to be taken but I snuck a couple. The above picture is not particularly a fav of mine but I wanted to point out that there were a hand full of oil paintings under glass. I encountered this at the National Gallery as well. The watercolor artist in me just wanted to share that oil paintings don't last forever and do have to be protected some times.
The exhibit was large and they had ipads you could borrow with headphones to listen to commentary by one of his sons and some of the models in his paintings. It was terrific to hear the stories behind the paintings. Norman Rockwell painted every day and only took Thanksgiving and Christmas off and sometimes snuck into the studio on those days.
Looking forward to the Georgia O'Keefe, Alfred Stieglitz exhibit in November.
Below I'm sharing some of my favorite paintings from the museum. It's a beautiful museum and highly encourage you to visit.
|"The Lantern Bearers" artist Maxfield Parrish|
|"Capri Girl" artist John Singer Sargent|
|"Summer Day" artist Frank Weston Benson|
|"Summertime" artist Mary Cassatt|
|The boys inside Crystal Bridges|
|The historic loop in Eureka Springs|
|All over Eureka Springs were areas where the springs run through. They were gorgeous areas.|