Hunting buffalo camouflaged with wolf skins by George Catlin
Hunting buffalo camouflaged with wolf skins is a painting by American artist George Catlin. This painter was specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the United States in the Old West. He was also a writer and traveler, which motivated him to paint more on this topic. This painting was painted in
1832, in Romanticism.
In the painting are two American Indians with white wolf skins approaching the buffaloes to hunt. As weapons they carry arches. The sky is clear. The most important thing is how this painting represents some Indians who have to hunt to survive, so the artist tries to capture the life and culture of Native Americans. Specifically, is the life of the Shawnee.
In conclusion, there are many extremely beautiful paintings out there waiting to be known, and this is one of them. The colors, and the scene are a great sample of how was the culture of Native Americans.
This painting is located at the National Library in Paris, France.