Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Charles M. Russell

Charles M. Russell was a 19th century Montana artist who painted dramatic Western scenes, featuring sometimes what people wanted to conceive of the West, and sometimes what it was like:



The Hold-Up


Three Indians
 
Smoke of a .45


Where the Nose of a Horse Beats the Eyes of a Man

 

2 comments:

  1. I think most paintings of Western scenes are overly optimistic as to what life was really like. They're great paintings ... just probably not terribly realistic.

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