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First Saturday Tour
The Manly Man Tour
1 June 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We begin with the more civilized, albeit naturalistic approach of the founder of the French animalier school art, Antoine-Louis Barye. He was famous for showing art "red in tooth and claw" as in his large sculptures like Lion Crushing a Serpent, depicting the fierce musculature of beasts wrestling in a death match.  Then there is the sculptor usually viewed as second only to Michelangelo, Auguste Rodin.  But the ultimate masculine man has to be that of the American frontier, or at least those who depicted it, the remarkable Charles Marion Russell, who fled his wealthy St. Louis family to become "Kid" Russell, a real life Montana cowboy.  And finally, we'll look at one of the tools that made these manly men so manly - firearms, visiting the Antiques Firearms Gallery which includes, among others, the "gun that won the West."

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