Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Frederic Remington: painter of naturals

As Rob mentioned on the previous Remington post, Remington is one of the few big artists whose work can be enjoyed first hand by an Okie. When I think of Commanches, Apaches, Cheyenne, etc., his work definitely springs to mind.

Pretty Mother of the Night (1880s)

His use of day for night paint was extraordinary.

Cheyenne Scouts Partrolling the Big Timber of the North Canadian, Oklahoma (1889)

Radisson and Groseilliers (1905)

A beautiful dusk to go with this picture that tells a little story:

Coming to the Call (1905)

And, of course, the eco-friendly forms of communication:

Apache Fire Signal (1908)

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