’Thunder Across the Plains’ is an exemplary piece from McCarthy’s repertoire, containing the raw human emotion and visual tension that are common themes throughout his body of work.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 05, 2011
Well-known art gallery and custom conservation framing company World Wide Art, Inc. is now offering Frank McCarthy’s latest piece, "Thunder Across the Plains."
Although his 50-year career as a painter was illustrious and varied, the artist Frank McCarthy is best known for his dedication to capturing moments representative of the American West. His paintings encapsulate split seconds of action that transport the viewer into a time long past. The uniqueness and mastery found in McCarthy’s work has earned him the well deserved title of the “Dean of Western Action Painters.”
The artist passed away in 2002, but his pieces remain highly collected. Although McCarthy’s work and style are frequently imitated, his talent in painting the American West remains unsurpassed. The motion he has managed to capture, as well as his committed attention to historical accuracy and artistic detail, set his works apart.
“’Thunder Across the Plains’ is an exemplary piece from McCarthy’s repertoire, containing the raw human emotion and visual tension that are common themes throughout his body of work,” said David Wilfong, spokesperson for World-Wide-Art.com. “This painting perfectly conveys the essence of the American frontier.”
“Thunder Across the Plains” freezes a dynamic moment of power and strength on the canvas. In it, charging warriors on galloping horses hold their weapons high, with an ominous gray sky looming behind them. The American Indian braves corral a herd of plundered horses back toward their village, where they will be greeted as heroes for the prosperity they bring with them.
On the open prairie, horses were considered a warrior’s most valued possession. Beyond being a status symbol, having a strong, swift steed was a means of survival for Plains Indians. Having a horse that could carry you into battle or bear you on a hunt was a matter of life of death, and this dependence on horses created a profound bond between Plains Indians and their mounts. “Thunder Across the Plains” is a moving display of this mystical bond between man and horse, and in the painting warriors seem perfectly united with their horses as they together charge forward without any sense of hesitation or fear.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer this unique and moving work," said Wilfong. "This painting captures a vibrant moment in American history, and the warrior spirit and steadfast perseverance that shine through in this painting are nothing short of inspiring. These themes are truly timeless."
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