Thursday, April 24, 2008

Vermeer or Rockwell?

Put these two masterpieces together and there's whiff of familiarity. The painting on the left is Little Street painted by Johannes Vermeer and the one on the right is Family Walking to Church by Norman Rockwell. It seems as though Rockwell was influenced by Vermeer, if not consciously, then at least sub-consciously. Whatdoyouthink?

1 comment:

Dan B. said...

I'm no artist, but it seems the lines are similar. However, the realness comes through in Rockwell's paintings, whereas the detail is not as stark in the Vermeer painting (at least in the people painted--the Vermeer painting has more detail in the structures).