The Grass Fire

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-This painting was one of nine nocturnes that were successfully exhibited at the Knoedler Galleries in New York in 1908. Critics took note at Remington’s skillful use of color to depict firelight and moonlight.
– Depicted in this painting is a real technique used by Native Americans. They burned grass for the purpose of warfare and ecology. They used this technique in warfare so that fire would travel to their enemy’s camp. The smoke was used to camouflage themselves and confuse the enemy.

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