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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Frederic Remington - The Cowboy, Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor, Emily Dickinson - Life IV

I recently bought an oversized book of paintings by Frederic Remington at a used book sale so he will be our next featured artist.  The following is a link to a site with a brief biography with page after page of his works.  Frederic Remington - The Complete Works  Or if you prefer wikipedia's biographical sketch - Wikipedia - Frederic Remington

Today we will look at his painting, "The Cowboy".  Remington painted the wild west and his paintings often include horses.  They are full of life and action.  Also note the color scheme in this painting.  Notice how the blue sky and yellow landscape set off the action of the red horse in the center of the painting.  Also the feeling of bright sunshine by the light, bright yellow contrasted with the almost black shadow under the horse.