Here is another Rockwell painting that is seen far too infrequently.
|Lincoln For The Defense, Norman Rockwell.
Someone once told me that “A good design is one in which you’ve removed everything you can remove”. I think this painting is a nice example of that notion.
There is so much I love about this painting;
The way the canvas echoes Lincoln’s form,
The way the suspender echoes the man’s chains,
The way he’s managed to tell a whole story, and implied a whole life-time of conviction, with just the strength of Lincoln’s hand.