Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Googling Rockwell

There is a lot buzz about today’s "google logo"…especially here in Massachusetts. Today when you log on to the search engine you’ll see a beige colored square with an image of two children hugging on a bench gazing at a full moom. The moon acts as the second “O” in the word google. The image is actually of a famous Norman Rockwell painting called “Puppy Love”.
What's it all about?
Today is the birth date of Norman Rockwell.
Rockwell was born in New York on February 3, 1894 but he lived in Stockbridge, Massachusetts for over twenty-five years. His greatest fame came in the 1930's and 1940's. He created 321 paintings that became covers for the magazine, The Saturday Evening Post. His art depicts pure Americana.

Of all Rockwell’s work my personal favorite is his self portrait.

Thanks google for honoring this local genius.

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