Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ebb and Flow of Opinion

Rockwell certainly went through the ebb and flow of critical opinion over the years. The "people" , of course, always admired him, much of the time for his 'realism' and storytelling, the very qualities that damned him with the professional critics. But times changed, the critics admired him and the people took him for granted. And then it changed again, and again. Such is life, in the art world and beyond.

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