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Norman Rockwell was a very realistic and successful 20th century artist His paintings were recognized and loved by almost everyone in America They captured reality and were almost photographic in their representation Rockwell also succeeds in having an aesthetic feel in his paintings Aesthetics is an appreciation of beauty In all of his paintings they can be appreciated for the quality beauty and time put into them A particular one of his pieces that he painted is entitled Boyhood Dreams It entails a certain meaning that can relate to my cultural background Norman Rockwell was considered a reserved man not given to grand gestures He impressed himself on Americas collective imagination by his stubborn attachment to the old values His ability to relate these values to the events and circumstances of a rapidly changing world made him a special person in ways both hero and friend to millions of his fellow citizens His ability to get the point across in one picture and his style for painstaking detail made him a favorite of the advertising industry Rockwell helped preserve American myths but more than that he recreated them and made them appealing for new generations His function was to reassure people to remind them of old values in times of rapid change One of Rockwells pieces that stuck out amongst the rest is one of a young boy sitting on a fence in a field watching a locomotive off in the distance This painting is entitled Boyhood Dreams which was painted in 1974 on an 18 x 18 size canvas This was one of three painting in a series that Rockwell painted called Childhood Treasures The main colors used on this piece are green gray tan blue and darker shades of these colors This genre painting demonstrates a various number of techniques in artistry For one Rockwell uses foreshortening Foreshortening represents space by adjusting objects that are closer making them noticeably bigger This is represented
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