Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Inspired By(?) #1

  For the blog entry, "Swipe Spot #1", I wrote, "Often an artist will swipe/quote from another, either as homage, parody, necessity of purpose, or lack of imagination.".
  Now, I put to you that there is a variation of the traditional swipe, one whose origin is often more nebulous. One for which your suspicions are righteous, though the perpetrator and their lackeys may forever feign. One that on first glance seems wholly original, and could indeed be just that, for any similarity may simply stem from plowing the same well trodden field (as if thats any better). This swipe's bastard shall be known as 'Inspired By(question mark)', for we may never know! (we're just askin')

Inspired By(?) #1
or: Rockwell inspired by Tanner?

Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) - "The Banjo Lesson" 1893
Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859 – 1937) student of Eakins, Laurens & Constant

Norman Rockwell "The Banjo Player" - 1926
Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978) student of Fogarty, Du Mond, and Bridgman

1926 Pratt & Lambert "61" Floor Varnish ad Norman Rockwell

a related work?
Uncle Remus - Norman Rockwell - oil and charcoal on board, 20 x 21"

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