Welcome to the Wild-Wild-Western Collection!
The Old West! The place of cowboys, indians, and tumbleweeds! Get out your boots with the
fur spurs folks, ‘cause it’s about to be a showdown! Take 10 paces and get ready to draw! Let’s be a little more creative here though, instead of drawing guns let me draw you a mental picture aided by actual pictures.
Western art has many inspirations, you’ll know this if you’ve ever traveled out to The Old West! Many signature elements of western art are turquoise, and edgy patterns, they’re contrasted with oranges, reds, and beige’s. Of course some of the main subjects in the Western Style are the famous Cowboys, and Indians (Native Americans is more accurate). Many of the images seen are of significant battles for territory, and resources. There are several different ways in which these subjects are portrayed, and it’s all up to the viewers’ interpretation.
The History of the West:
So, before we climb into the Western Decor Wagon let us take a moment to appreciate the birth of the West. The expansion of the west started with an idea that spread throughout the Colonies in the 19th Century. John O’Sullivan, who was a Newspaper editor at the time, coined a term that represented a common idea. This term was: Manifest Destiny. The idea at the time was that it was our right as Americans to expand the colonies by moving…West. There was a sense of adventure, excitement, and even religious undertones. The idea evolved from person to person, some believed that it was a God given right, and whatever lay out in the wild west it was their duty to convert and promote God’s word. Others believed it was more of a duty to our country, and would also show that we were becoming more stabilized. It was a means of showing America’s progress. To keep a long story short and not take up too much time, we did expand and The West is History! (The rest is history! Get it?) Hahah!
Check out some Highlights from our Western Collection:
Seen above from Left to Right: Indian Story I, Pottery Wall, & Indian Story II by James Lee
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