Friday, September 29, 2017

Painting in a Cow Pasture

Arthur Burdett Frost (American, 1851-1928).
Mulvaney's Muley Cow, Harper's Weekly
An artist sets up his canvas in a cow pasture. What could possibly go wrong?


While the artist takes a nap under a tree, the cow sweeps her tail over the canvas and spreads the paint around.


Then she gives the canvas a few juicy licks.


The resulting painting wins the admiration from his friends—is it a victory for modern art?
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Frost's sly commentary is just one out of more than 300 lots in the upcoming Heritage Illustration Art auction in Dallas, which includes Gibson, Flagg, Elvgren, Loomis, Nagel, and Von Schmidt.
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3 comments:

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Carol Scown-Raynal said...

The sense of business.

My Pen Name said...

hmm these days the cartoonist would have the oow doing other things to the painting as well ! :)