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The Coors Western Art Show at the National Western Stockshow

If you are looking for something to do in the next 10 days, we’re sure you’ve heard by now that the Coors Western Art Show… 142 more words

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Cactus Town, Texas

How does Cactus Town, Texas tie into a Writing and Music blog?

That’s a question I can easily answer. Cactus Town, Texas is a destination spot located just North of San Angelo, Texas on Highway 67 and you’ll find a bit of everything on this Western Preserve from unique and amazing Cacti to Cactus Mike’s Wild West Show. 155 more words

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The Alt Right And The Arts

The Alt Right & the Arts

David Yorkshire

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The Road to Alt Right Artistry

Since Hillary Clinton’s mention of the Alternative Right in one of her speeches, there have been countless discussions about what the Alt Right is and represents, with everyone and anyone, no matter how inappropriate, suddenly declaring they are part of the Alt Right. 2,362 more words


12 Days Of Equine Artists: Day 3-Marlin Rotach!

For the next 12 days starting on Christmas Day and ending on January 5th (the traditional “12 Days Of Christmas”) I will be featuring 12 equine artists. 360 more words


More Nativity Paintings from around the World

Four years ago on Christmas Day I posted a selection of nativity paintings originating mainly in non-Western cultures. Each year since then that post has ranked as one of the five most-read posts on this site, with over twelve thousand views to date.  298 more words

Non-Western Art

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Christ is Born! Indeed He is Born!

 Χριστός Ετέχθη! Αληθώς Ετέχθη!


Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

"Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:10-11) Jesus Christ was born for all people of all times. To illustrate this truth, Christians around the world often depict him as coming into their own culture, in the present time. The Italians, whose visual language was predominant during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, did it. In fact, when you think “Nativity,” you probably think of the church art from that age and country—not because it offers the most legitimate representations (they are no more “accurate” than the ones below), but because the Church held particular sway at that time, in that place. Well, the center of Christianity has shifted; it is no longer in the West. And thus if we were to survey the Christian art being produced today, we would see that Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and the settings they inhabit, have a much different look. We’d see Mary dressed in a sari or a hanbok; we’d see Jesus wrapped in buffalo skin, or silk. We’d see lizards and kangaroos instead of oxes and asses. Historical accuracy is not the point; the point is to see Jesus as the Savior of your own people, as incarnated very close to you, and relevant to life today. Here are 19 contextualizations of the Nativity painted within the last century. Each work brings Jesus into a different place, in order to emphasize the universality of his birth. USA: nativity1 "Nativity" by James B. Janknegt James B. Janknegt, Nativity, 1995. Oil on canvas, 57 x 82 cm. Crow Nation (Montana-based tribe): nativity2 Native American Nativity John Guiliani, Mary Gives Birth to Jesus, 1999. From The Crow Series. Guatemala: nativity3 Guatemalan Nativity John Giuliani, Guatemalan Nativity, 1990s. Nicaragua: nativity4 Nicaraguan Nativity Leoncio Saenz, Nacimiento (Nativity), 1983. The banner reads: “I come to tell them that in Nicaragua the new man has been born.” England: nativity5 Nativity by Dinah Roe Kendall Dinah Roe Kendall, The Shepherds Went to See the Baby, 1998. India: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA China: nativity7 Chinese nativity He Qi, Nativity, 1998. Ink and gouache on rice paper. Tibet: nativity8 Tibetan nativity A thangka (sacred wall hanging) given by H.H. the Dalai Lama to Fr. Laurence Freeman and the World Community for Christian Meditation in 1998. Korea: nativity9 Korean nativity Woonbo Kim Ki-chang, The Birth of Jesus Christ, 1952-53. Ink and color on silk, 76 x 63 cm. Japan: nativity10 Japanese nativity Sadao Watanabe, Nativity, 1960s? Stencil print on momigami paper, 58 x 78 cm. Thailand: nativity11 Thai nativity Sawai Chinnawong, Nativity, 2004. Acrylic on canvas, 32 x 37 in. Malaysia: nativity12 Malaysian nativity Hanna Varghese, God Is With Us, 2006. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 in. Indonesia: nativity44 Indonesian nativity Erland Sibuea, Nativity, 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 31 x 23.6 cm. Philippines: nativity33.jpg Filippino nativity: Kristoffer Ardena, The Meaning of Christmas, 1995. Oil on canvas, 62 x 46 cm. Uganda: nativity15 African nativity Francis Musango, Christ in the Manger, n.d. Oil painting. Cameroon: nativity16 African nativity Fr. Engelbert Mveng, Nativity, early 1990s. Central scene from church mural. Holy Angels Church, Aurora, Illinois. Democratic Republic of the Congo: nativity17 African nativity Joseph Mulamba-Mandangi, Nativity, 2001. Peinture grattée, 70 x 50 cm. Australia (Aboriginal): nativity18 Australian nativity Greg Weatherby, Dreamtime Birth, 1990s? 51 x 64 cm. Tahiti: nativity19 Nativity by Paul Gauguin Paul Gauguin, Baby (The Nativity), 1896. Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Posted on December 25, 2011 by Victoria Emily Jones


This piece was painted using white acrylic paint onto a 7 foot tall piece of plywood primed with gesso and black house paint. I painted each hair on the bull elk individually, so I’ll include a detailed view of the piece. 28 more words



This is a piece I did based on my observations of bison in rut in Yellowstone National Park. It is acrylic on canvas. My goal of this painting was not only to portray the bison, but also to incorporate colors that you would not see in nature, but to make them subtle enough that the colors would not initially be noticed, particularly from a distance. 37 more words