Wild Western Collection

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:

Keeoma – Charles M. Russell
 

    

 

Seen above from Left to Right: Indian Story I, Pottery Wall, & Indian Story II by James Lee

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NASA: The Pillars of Creation Hi-Def Hubble Imagery

Alright all you star gazers and space explorers, boy do we have a treat for you! NASA has recently released new high definition images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary of The Hubble. On the forefront of this wonderful anniversary is one of the most popular images seen below, The Pillars of Creation.

Here’s some background info to help jog your memory. The Pillars of Creation were first photographed back in 1995, so for reference it was during the time of watching Friends, Seinfeld, and 60 Minutes on CBS. This was mid 90’s and 1995 was a great year. The initial image captured was a victory for NASA, as this astronomical beauty is estimated to be farther than 6,500 light-years away. It’s hard to fathom that something of this magnitude is such a drastic distance from the Earth. To give this a little perspective, one light-year is not a reference to time it’s actually distance. One light-year is about 6 trillion miles. Six. Trillion. Miles. Has that sunk in yet? The Pillars of Creation are farther than 6,500 light-years. Has that blown your mind yet? Now, take a look at a comparison of The Pillars of Creation one dating to the original photo taken in 1995, next to the most recent photo taken in 2014.

It’s pretty astounding to think that we now have the technology to capture such a beautifully detailed image using a high definition telescope. This anniversary is not only a celebration of time passed, but a celebration of Science, Astronomy, and Technology! We’ve come so far in 25 years, and technology is an ever evolving phenomenon. We can only look forward to more beautifully captured images in the future.

The Pillars of Creation have been at the forefront, and are the most popular images seen while celebrating the Hubble’s 25th Anniversary. But, they aren’t the only images that have been captured in hi-def. Take a look at some other clusters and formations below.

Now, you’ll notice that the image directly above was captured with Near Infrared Technology. To give a more simple explanation, it cuts through the gaseous surroundings and gives a clearer image of what’s going on inside the pillars. The image taken shows stars being created within the pillars (Hence the name “Pillars of Creation”). Within each pillar is the atmosphere needed to create stars, while on the outer borders Astronomers have found that nearby younger stars, and stellar winds are actually stripping away the tops of the Pillars. Some refer to these pillars as both Pillars of Creation, and Destruction.

These astronomical formations are so beautifully detailed, and do you want to know one of the best things about them? Of course you do! You can now have these images displayed in your home. These are perfect for the novice astronomer, a gift for your favorite Science teacher, or even a close loved one. These images make you feel gypped when you hear the phrase, “I love you to the moon and back”. We now know that in comparison, the moon is much closer than we’d previously thought.

Take star gazing to a new level, and bring these beautiful formations into your home. You don’t have to have an expensive telescope, and the right equipment to appreciate the beauty of these pieces.

For More far out images be sure to browse our NASA Collection!

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31% Off Our Entire Collection: Haunted Halloween Sale!

Gear Up All You Ghouls, Goblins, and Ghosts! Halloween is Almost Here!

Halloween is creeping up on us! Soon enough All Hallows Eve will be here and we’re so spooked we’ve decided to host 31% Off our Entire Site now through Halloween! Our amazing Goblins and Ghouls Collection is awesome enough to make the dead rise from their graves and take a look! Be sure you search through this entire collection, you’ll never guess what’s hiding on each page!


Oh Halloween! It’s the time of year that every kid (and many adult children) looks forward to! Dressing up, telling spooky ghost stories, and let’s not forget CANDY! Let’s admit it, Halloween basically starts on the first day of October! There is so much activity and energy in the air. It is said that this is the time when spirits can freely roam the earth with the living. Jack O’ Lanterns are rumored to keep away evil entities, and dressing up is a way to laugh in the face of Death! Muahahaha! But seriously, let’s take a deeper look into what this holiday is all about.


 Halloween: A History

Everyone is going to argue about the origins of Halloween. Some historians claim that it dates back to Pagan rituals that welcomed the change of the season. Others claim that it was a festival to worship Samhain a Pagan God. Some argue that it’s actually a Christian holiday and has nothing to do with Paganism. Whatever religious belief that this holiday originates from Halloween is celebrated by many. Across America children dress up, and walk the streets of their neighborhoods going door to door asking for candy. And, who can argue with Candy? NO ONE. No one can argue with Candy. Candy is delicious.

Decorating for Halloween:

One of the best things about Halloween are the decorations! You’ll always have those couple of houses that compete with each other for the best decorated house. Giant Spiderwebs, Creepy Ghosts, Witches, Black Cats, Pumpkins! All of these things are commonly seen around Halloween. People love to get into the “Spirit”! Hahaha Spirits and Sprites on Halloween Night! Anyway, this is the perfect time to not only decorate the outside of your abode, but you can also bring in the Halloween feeling by decorating with different art pieces.

Check out this lovely space here! This image is from our Pinterest Board: Halloween Art. Not only does the small detailed artwork convey the essence of Halloween, it isn’t overwhelmingly scary.


Send us pictures of your fun Halloween Decorations! We’re dying to hear from you! And from all of us here at Global Gallery, have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

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The Great Frame Sale! 30% Off All Framed Items!

Ain’t No Shame in our Frame Game!

We’re hosting The Great Frame Sale! 30% Off of all Framed Items! So, for further elaboration, any item that you throw a frame on is now 30% Off. What a deal, right? Let’s take a minute here to think about this no brainer. Almost every print, and canvas piece looks more complete with a frame. The frame is the accessory that finishes the outfit! It’s the cherry on top of your awesome sundae! It’s the final piece to the puzzle! Frame it! You’ll thank us later!

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Have you ever tried to tape an image to your wall? Thumb-tacked that image up? (That’s so Tacky!!! Insert Pun laughter here) Glued it? Whoa, buddy! That’s where you should take a step back and think about framing! An interesting frame not only protects the image that you’ve purchased from fading, it also protects it from wear, or even damages. This is something that you should invest in, if there’s something you enjoy looking at everyday, then why not protect that special something?

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Frames in History:
Art and framing go hand in hand. Frames date back even further than the 12th and 13th century in Europe. In the 14th and 15th century is when Frames started to flourish more within churches. They became part of the architecture of many churches around Europe; the frames were immovable. It wasn’t until the later 15th century that we began to see frames enter homes of nobles. From that point forward it became more and more common to see movable frames, and changes to the art that occupied them. It’s been an evolutionary process that continues to change to this day. There are multitudes of frames, styles, and artistic ways to represent art. But one of the key foundations has been The Frame.

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We have over 20 different frame options, you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for your piece! So, why are you still sitting here reading this? Go out and find that perfect Frame! This sale only lasts until September 21st. Time is ticking away, so you better hurry!

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Houdini: Magic, Mystery, and Miniseries!

Harry Houdini: The Man of Magic!

Everyone has heard of the man of magic! Harry Houdini is world renowned for his elaborate stunts, and courageous feats to perform an incredible show. He’s braved the water torture chamber, escaped countless cuffs, and even tempted death. He’s done it all from simple card tricks, to elaborate stunts where he was buried alive!

To this day many magicians will attempt Houdini’s stunts, and some will embarrassingly fail. Houdini’s stunts and magic tricks are not for the novice magician. It takes pure talent, and strong determination to pull off shows like he once did.

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Houdini was not always named Harry Houdini. He originally immigrated here in 1874 from Budapest, and went by the name of Ehrich Weiss. His name later found him on a tour throughout Europe, where he became, “Harry Handcuff Houdini”. This Hungarian-American created a name for himself and later became the President of The United States. I’m only joking, just making sure you’re still with me here. No, Houdini was never the President of The United States, but he was President of The Society of American Magicians. Now, what exactly do the Society of American Magicians do? I’m not sure, every time I find one they seem to disappear! hahaha da dum dum tssk! Get it? Because, they’re magicians?

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Anyway, The History Channel is hosting a miniseries about Houdini. This is a two night miniseries, with Adrian Brody playing Houdini. If you’re not already a Houdini fan, I’m sure that this miniseries is sure to convert you! And…Abra Kadabra!

We have Vintage Houdini Posters!

I bet you didn’t know that Houdini was also an actor! He was at one point in time, in a few films. He decided to quit his acting career, because it wouldn’t pay as well as being an Illusionist.

Presto!

So, enjoy watching this great miniseries about the mystifying magician Harry Houdini! And be sure to browse through our Houdini posters. These would be a great gift for the aspiring magician, or even for someone who’s just a fan.


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