Norman Rockwell (1894 -1978)
Four Season of Love: Flute Serenade , 1955
Calendar illustration for Brown & Bigelow Co.: Four Seasons Calendar, 1955
Media print lithography on paper
This limited edition offset color print entitled Flute Serenade measures 14 X 11 inches and was hand signed by Norman Rockwell in permanent marker at the bottom. The print is in excellent condition. The Four Ages of Love Portfolio was originally used for the 1955 Brown & Bigelow: Four Seasons calendar. When creating a calendar Rockwell “tried to make the poses of the people, as well as their action, symbolic of the season they represented. The frosty pep of the winter scene is repeated in the poses and actions of the figures; the spring scene is one of life and promise and the figures carry out the same idea of languor and warmth; the qualities emphasized in the poses of the figures for summer and autumn show the quiet and reflective manner of these seasons.” -Norman Rockwell from Rockwell on Rockwell
Not only does this calendar reveal the nature of each of the four seasons, but it also represents the stages of love, from the budding of a new romance in springtime to courting to the reflective nature of a middle-aged couple, and finally, to the wisdom of old age.
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