What is the source of the ‘connoisseur’ who stands in front of all the gifs? I am trying to remember but can’t seem to… I’m not sure if you can reply via submissions, if not then send me an question via my tumblr. thanks
Normal Rockwell made the painting “The Connoisseur” in 1962, remixing a Pollock to express the impenetrable membrane between Modern Art (specifically Abstract Expressionism) and his “low” illustrations. The work was possibly the spawn of a frustrated curmudgeon, but I can’t help but empathize with the motivations of the fictional artist dreamed up by Rockwell and the critical analysis that the possible patron is making. I believe Rockwell’s painting captures the moment in which something becomes Art.