the buffalo trail

a short playlist to impress some pompous art students or those kids that wear thick-rimmed glasses and oversized grandpa sweaters

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lady luck - richard swift / silhouettes - colony house / cayucas - oregon bike trails / always alright - alabama shakes / do you really wanna know - papercuts / gypsy - tigers jaw / is this how you feel? - the preatures / the start of something - voxtrot / trojans - atlas genius / villages - alpine / not ready anymore - the griswolds / so what - avi buffalo / too young to burn - sonny & the sunsets

Sunrise at Hawksbill Crag

Whitaker Point Trail, Upper Buffalo Wilderness, Arkansas

Olympus Pen FT, 38 1.8, Kodak Ektar 100

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Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World (Color lithographs), nd.

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Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902, Germany/United States)

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Bierstadt was a German-born American painter best known for his dramatic landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.

Born in Germany, Bierstadt was brought to the United States at the age of one by his parents. He later returned to study painting for several years in Düsseldorf. He became part of the Hudson River School in New York, an informal group of like-minded painters who started painting along this scenic river. Their style was based on carefully detailed paintings with romantic, almost glowing lighting, sometimes called luminism. An important interpreter of the western landscape, Bierstadt, along with Thomas Moran, is also grouped with the Rocky Mountain School.