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It is always interesting to attempt categorizing an artist such as the American Charles M. Russell, mostly because of the challenge that a task like that poses. While some would, due to his treatment especially of Native Americans, categorize his work as Orientalist, which in itself is quite ironic, being that the artist was striving to depict his perspective on the American West. Even with the cardinal confusion, Russell’s idealized depiction of the Native American people as an idyllic, exotic, almost mystical group of people, taken from the white man’s perspective without actually getting into what those people’s experiences were like, although even such a removed point of view was still quite progressive for the American society of his time, in the early 20th century.
Conversely, it might be more responsible to err on the side of caution when categorizing, naming his style as Cowboy Art or Western, especially considering how influential his depictions were on the Western movie industry. In fact, it wouldn’t be too farfetched to posit that much of how Western cinema portrayed the Wild West, that rather short time period in the late 19th century when the west of America was settled and developed, was based much more on work like Russell’s than on actual records and imagery from the time, even though photography had already become somehow popularized then. To an extent, it might also be said that the preference for using the so-called Cowboy art as inspiration comes from works such as this oil on canvas from 1915, where the focus is less on recording history than on creating a narrative, which Russell did with pure brilliance.
Here, Russell humorously paints a cowboy on a winter hunting trip who, having shot his prey down, now considers how exactly he is supposed to retrieve his prize from the outcropping where it seems to have accidentally fallen. The choice of making it a winter scene adds an inevitable drama, which is heightened by the color palette dominated by shades of blue. With that, Russell makes it clear that the cold is a factor in this situation, which would tell us that, without his quarrel, this hunter is in dire straits. That does not ruin the humor of the scene, but instead adds a level of dark humor.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Meat's Not Meat Till It's in the Pan, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Meat's Not Meat Till It's in the Pan that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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