Horace Pippin


Bullshit. Democrats want to destroy Western civilization.

You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free." John 8:32


Bob Ross: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loAzRUzx1wI

Notice the child as a 'miniature adult', very common thinking back in the 19th century, and only in the 20th century did society take the regressive step of coddling children and treating them as non-adults. Back then, children were expected to raise younger siblings and schooling finished at age 12 (if they went to school at all) or age 16 at most. Then the kids entered the world of work. Since there was a labor shortage in the USA, it made sense. And if indeed education is signaling, as it is, then it's the right thing to do. Think of your wasted 20s in school or in the military. It's wrong on many levels.

They should print the above and put it next to this painting as an 'explanatory' legend to help people interpret this artistic work.

Happy MLK Day. This painting might be called Self-Reliance (every character in the painting is at work). The cabin scene is repeated by Pippin, Cabin in the Cotton the title of several similar paintings (not to be confused with the 1932 film starring Bette Davis - "I'd like ta kiss ya, but I just washed my hair."). Pippin fought in WWI, where he lost the use of his right arm (he was shot by a sniper). One of his best-known paintings, a self-portrait, shows him seated in front of an easel, cradling his brush in his right hand (he used his left arm to guide his injured right arm when painting). Self-reliance, indeed!

Funny you see it as every character "at work." What struck me, after looking at the little child for some time, was the woman apparently just sitting by the fire smoking a pipe with a tea kettle going (nice life!). I don't what the guy in suspenders is doing, but if anyone's working, he's the only one.

Terrific painting -- thanks for introducing me to him.


New to me as well. There are so many appealing pictures, landscapes and still lifes too. Gift of the internet.

Pippin's "Peaceable Kingdom" paintings are great, too.
The artist's bio is fascinating.

Makes me want to join the American Legion.

Great forward duo.

There is a wonderful children's book about him: https://www.amazon.com/Splash-Red-Horace-Schneider-Childrens/dp/0375867120/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1548119579&sr=8-2&keywords=horace+pippin

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