Contrast in history by aj allen

This gallery is a collection of art from Oklahoma's past. It ranges from 1860 - 2014 and contains beautiful pieces all pertaining to what made Oklahoma the state it is today. In it will be works all having to do with history and containing some element of contrast within them.

A Native American is depicted to be hunting down a buffalo. This act plays a large part in Oklahoman history. There is also a nice visual contrast between the horse and the buffalo.
A band of hunters, two years after Oklahoma became a state, are gathered for a night's meal. The picture displays a dominating contrast of light and dark with the campfire that was lit and the night.
Apache Ben, to me, represents how Indians were made to be like white people after we took their land. The contrast in this lies with the darkness of his hair and the lighter shades of everything else.
A beautiful piece that shows three Native Americans standing alongside a stream. There is contrast in the sunlight on the right side of the painting and the shadows laying alongside the left.
Eagle Dance displays a Native American dance being performed. In this painting there is a yellow background. The Indians really stand out to this and create an enveloping contrast to be admired.
This shows a sheepherder of the past relaxing on a rock. He is sitting in the shade, watching over his sheep, while far in the distance you can see the sun still hitting the land.
This shows two Indians capturing a black steed for the use of their tribe. The white dust from the ground mixed with the dark clouds could display the freedom the horse once had and what it will lose.
This image displays a seemingly dried out river in 1991 with an old television sitting in the sand where water should be. There is great contrast in the light shining through the dark clouds.
This is a picture of an old railroad station in Oklahoma City, OK. The work was done in 1991 but the station is much older. The dark doors and railroad tracks create a good balance of contrast.
This picture, though done in 2014, represents what will become history. The black-dressed lady on a white wall will become something known to newer generations as history within their city.
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