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Having made his fame as one of the leading painters in the Western Art movement, Frederic Remington’s art was instrumental for the construction of the cowboy persona and, to an extent, to the establishment of the ideal conquest of the West by European settlers. The latter process, more than anything, was predicated on those living on the East Coast seeing those who traveled West before them as great heroes of the nation, courageous souls stoically braving the mountains and plains in search of a better life. Unsavory subjects, like the displacement and killing of Native Peoples or the suffering of those who perished on the way due to their lack of preparation, were, of course, to be avoided or, if possible, reframed in a more positive light.
In this 1904 oil on canvas, currently, in possession of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, we have a beautiful example of that reframing. It portrays a caravan of settlers being harrassed by Native Americans on horseback while starting the fording of a river. The settler in front, unarmed but for the stick he uses to goad his oxen forward, tries to defend himself from a spear-wielding rider in ceremonial garb, complete with the eagle-feather headpiece that would become the stereotypical dress of the Native American. Behind the action in the foreground, a long line of wagons stretches into the distance, as does the raiding party, giving an idea of a much langer conflict being exemplified by the unarmed settler versus the spear-wielding Native American.
Differently from Remington’s other paintings, here he does not use the lighting to make the mood of the scene heavier but instead creates a contrast between the light atmosphere of the colors and the violence they portray. That effect serves to reiterate the painting’s idea of the settlers as lovely people who were enjoying a beautiful sunny day in the plains when they were attacked for no reason and makes the violence of the scene all the more jarring for happening in such a bucolic setting.
While a depiction of harmless settlers being attacked by savage Native Americans might seem counterproductive as emigration propaganda, it would have a positive effect on the public opinion of the East Coast, encouraging folks to pick up their weapons and take the long journey West to avenge those who came before them and perished.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Emigrants, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Emigrants 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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Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
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