World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola features one original Norman Rockwell painting in its permanent display.
The World of Coca-Cola displays year round an original painting commissioned for an advertising campaign and calendar. The painting was published by Coke in 1931.
The painting is referred to on several other sources on the internet as Barefoot Boy. While the boy in this painting is barefoot, this title is not exactly correct.
Barefoot Boy Daydreaming is the name of another Norman Rockwell painting that appeared on the cover of the July 29, 1922 issue of The Literary Digest. This is the only Rockwell painting with Barefoot in the official title. Indeed, Norman Rockwell apparently loved painting boys barefoot for illustrations published during the summer months. They often had their big toe bandaged as well.
The correct name for the painting displayed in the Coke Center is OK, The Pause That Refreshes. Another title is Coke and a Sandwich. This title is according to Norman Rockwell, A Definitive Catalogue by Laurie Norton Moffatt. Indeed, The Definitive Catalogue is the only Norman Rockwell book that shows this painting.
Of course, the Coca-Cola Center has many other fine works of art in addition to this Norman Rockwell original painting. Many other artists, such as Andy Warhol and others, have their works represented in this extreme collection of valuable Coke memorabilia and art.
This Coca-Cola promotional facility is definitely worth a visit, both for Coke collectors and Rockwell collectors.
About The World of Coca-Cola
The museum is, of course, operated by the Coca-Cola.
Museum hours are open at 9am or 10am and close at 5:30pm to 7:30pm. See the center's website for more exact times.
The center is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
A tour of the entire facility can usually be completed in 90 minutes.
Admission is very reasonable. Adult (13 to 64) admission is $15, seniors (over 65) admission is $13 and youth (3 to 12) admission is $10. Children 3 and under are admitted free with adult.
The address is
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After scouring the nation for every Norman Rockwell Museum,
Norman Rockwell Quotes:
I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.
No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!
Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.
Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible.
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
I can take a lot of pats on the back. I love it when I get admiring letters from people. And, of course, I'd love it if the critics would notice me, too.
You must first spend some time getting your model to relax. Then you'll get a natural expression.
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