Great-Aunt Minnie Loved Her Some Charles Marion Russell

by David L. Arnold

 

*CMR created over 2000 Old West paintings, such as the one above.

Terrier Trot

I discovered this festive Christmas painting in an art magazine by artist Dan Williams. The idea of snow and colder weather is incredibly appealing as we continue to swelter.

Williams also does a swell summer scene, evoking a chill mood.

Methodist Mustang Art

While we will, in fact, return to more amazing 1935 Teachers College images later in the week, today I thought we’d cleanse the palate with some yearbook artwork. The year remains 1935, but the source is Southern Methodist University. While you don’t normally think of a yearbook as a trove of great art, I think you will find this interesting. Keep in mind, their mascot is the mustang.

 

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”– Thoreau

UT Austin Art School 1941

UT Austin Art School 1941

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” — Pablo Picasso

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 “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent Van Gogh

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“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” — Oscar Wilde