Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Shows: Alex Ross Exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum
Alex Ross is an AMAZING artist! It doesn't matter what category he is put in, comic artist, painter, whatever! He is one of the most talented artists around today. So I was so excited to see the Norman Rockwell Museum has put together an amazing show with ORIGINAL ARTWORK!!!! WHAT!!!
From the Norman Rockwell Museum website:
Heroes & Villains art of Alex Ross
November 10, 2012 - February 24, 2013
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge , Massachusetts
"Heroes & Villains is the first museum exhibition celebrating the artwork of Alex Ross, today’s foremost comic book artist. Ross, acclaimed for the photorealism of his work, is often referred to as “the Norman Rockwell of the comics world.” Heroes & Villains features over 130 paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from Ross’s personal collection. The pieces range from a crayon drawing of Spider-Man that he created at the age of four to paintings from his early career on projects like Marvels and Kingdom Come through to his more recent work on Flash Gordon and Green Hornet. This exhibition outlines Ross’s career of redefining comic books and graphic novels for a new generation of followers of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and other classic comic book superheroes."
I'm also a HUGE Norman Rockwell fan and am ashamed to admit I have never been to the Norman Rockwell Museum. However, in the next few weeks I may have to take a train, bus or plane to see it, because it has now gotten a million times more amazing with the first ever museum exhibition of Alex Ross! Only about 5 weeks left to check out the show! So get to the Norman Rockwell Museum NOW!
Also be sure to check out this awesome video about Alex Ross and the exhibition! Lots of great bio info (I didn't know his mother was also a really decent illustrator too!) and previews of the paintings on display at the museum!
images copyright Alex Ross / DC Comics / Marvel Comics
video copyright Norman Rockwell Museum