Fuck Yeah American Art!

A tumblog dedicated to the American arts, focusing on, but not limited to, paintings from the 18th century forward.

trending-ethnic-mens-fashion:

South Dakota-based artist John Lopez (previously featured here) creates awesome life-size sculptures of animals by welding together pieces of scrap metal, often pieces of abandoned farm machinery collected from local ranchers and farmers that he’s known since he was a kid. The creatures he creates are so lifelike that it’s hard to believe their myriad parts and pieces were ever used for anything else.

Visit John Lopez’s websiteblog and Facebook page to check out more of his magnificent metalwork.

Nakotah Larence

met-poc:

"Indian Braves" 1899
Watercolor on paper
painted by Charles M. Russell (American)

accompanying caption from the Met American Wing curatorial Dept. ;
‘Russell, who was known as the Cowboy Artist, relied on his personal experiences as a Montana rancher and wrangler for the detailed realism of his sculptures, paintings and sketches. At the same time he mythologized his Old West subjects through dramatic narratives and generalized types. Here, armed braves on horseback advance slowly toward the edge of a hill; their leader gestures for them to wait as he surveys the landscape below him. The outcome of the scenario remains tantalizingly unanswered.”

I think we all know the result of this scenario depicting indigenous self-determination; land theft, large-scale rape of the indigenous people and their natural resources, and ultimately genocide. The reservations leave hardly anyone tantalized.

holdheadhigh:

Jasper Johns
Figure 6: from the “Black numeral” series1968
planographic lithograph

holdheadhigh:

Jasper Johns

Figure 6: from the “Black numeral” series1968

planographic lithograph