4. George Catlin, Buffalo Chase
This painting is amazing: there’s so much movement in the animals’ manes, wispy grass, and rolling clouds. Also, it’s just goofy: look at those big, ol’ cartoony eyes in the hunter’s steed and the buffalo in pursuit.
You know who else has a cheery sense of humor? Barack Obama. From his memoir The Audacity of Hope:
If I’d been born to a tribe of hunters, this talent of mine would be pretty worthless. I can’t run very fast. I’m not particularly strong. I’d probably end up as some wild animal’s dinner.
Keep ‘em coming, Prez.