Wildlife Paintings For A Cabin by America’s Most Revered Wildlife Artists
Why It Is Important To Have Wildlife Art In Your Cabin
The earliest form of art is wildlife art. It has been found etched in the caves of early man. They worked by torchlight, and of all of the subjects they could have depicted, they chose the wildlife that they hunted and saw each day. Was this some sort of ritual, where they thought that painting wildlife would give them some sort of favor with the supernatural? Perhaps, it is impossible to know, but that is a popular theory.
Early man revered the animals they hunted and that surrounded them. Afterall, this is what sustained them through food, clothing, and many other practical and even ceremonial uses. As artistic styles developed throughout the world, wildlife would soon be used almost exclusively as symbols, particularly in religious texts. About 500 years ago, several artistic disciplines began to incorporate wildlife as the primary focus of paintings, often portrayed with Divine reverence.
Fast forward a few hundred years, and you have the beginning of the classification of animals in a scientific method, and painting and woodcut representations were a large part of this. Perhaps the most famous of these works is the collection of American birds by John James Audubon, an iconic part of American art and conservation.
Selecting Wildlife Art for your Cabin
One wonderful aspect to wildlife art is that it is most often done in soft, natural tones that easily mesh with most rustic decor. Generally, you won’t have to worry about it clashing with anything at your cabin! A consideration should be given to the subject matter, with a preference to animals that you might find somewhere near your cabin.
Terry Redlin “America’s Most Popular Artist
Terry considered himself to be an average person who just painted what he loved—rural America. When Terry first started selling fine art prints, he was one of many artists trying to enter the popular wildlife art scene. As more of his work started appearing at fundraisers and in galleries, people starting taking notice of Terry’s unique style. After three decades, Terry’s iconic paintings developed into what some of his admirers consider a genre of its own.
U.S. ART magazine dubbed Terry “America’s Most Popular Artist” every year from 1991 to 1998 and inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 1992 for his use of earthy colors, blazing sunrises and sunsets, and nostalgic themes. Today, over 2 million of Terry’s tranquil, heartwarming art prints grace the homes of his collectors—making him “America’s Favorite Artist.”
Learn much more about Terry Redlin at the Redlin Art Center
Rustic style framing is becoming trendy, but it is timeless, and allows you to change furniture and other decor around it without worrying about it being out of place.
When possible, try to get a signed and numbered print as well, this adds not only more value down the line, but also it allows the painting to become more of a conversation piece. You will catch guests walking up to these paintings to notice the signature and the fact that it is a numbered item.
Classic Wildlife Paintings For Your Cabin:
Quiet Evening by Mary Pettis 24×34 Deer Buck Doe Lake Sunset Log Cabin Framed Art Print Wall Décor Picture
Autumn Glow by Mary Pettis 24×34 Ducks Mallards Fall Lake Log Cabin Framed Art Print Wall Décor Picture
Moonlight Chorus by Mary Pettis 24×34 Howling Wolves Wolf Snow Winter Moon Framed Art Print Wall Décor Picture
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