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The old salt and the boy gaze out into the past for one and the future for the other, their faithful dog beside them. As the caption says, " Norman Rockwell encompassed youth and age, innocence and wisdom, within the horizons of his art. His place was secure in his time: While values hold, he will belong to the future."
This painting reminds me of mr. kenju and our grandsons, for no one loves the ocean better than they. In fact, we can all sit by the seashore and gaze out into the waves for hours on end, be they calm or crashing. Norman Rockwell was able, more than almost any other American artist, to capture life as we know it.