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Why are there so many paintings of cows?

I went to the art show in Memorial Park In Houston today, and there were so many paintings of cows, it was overwhelming. Why would anyone want a gigantic painting of a cow? Apparently a lot of people do, because there were a shitload to choose from.

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by Anonymousreply 31March 26, 2023 5:03 PM

Cows are sacred in India and Texas. For different reasons, of course.

by Anonymousreply 1March 26, 2023 2:28 AM

Because they stand still for a long time. Really.

by Anonymousreply 2March 26, 2023 2:31 AM

That actually makes sense, Dustin. Thanks!

by Anonymousreply 3March 26, 2023 2:36 AM

Is OP's painting from the Moo-seum of Modern Art?

by Anonymousreply 4March 26, 2023 2:38 AM

One of my favorite paintings:

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by Anonymousreply 5March 26, 2023 2:38 AM

Cows are beloved round the world.

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by Anonymousreply 6March 26, 2023 2:54 AM

They are the epitome of “Pastoral Art”.

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by Anonymousreply 7March 26, 2023 4:18 AM

"Why are there so many paintings of cows?"

Because chickens are so passe' 🙄

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by Anonymousreply 8March 26, 2023 4:29 AM

Does it have something to do with the rodeo?

by Anonymousreply 9March 26, 2023 4:38 AM

I like the cow painting at OP's photo. Because they're mooo-tiful.

by Anonymousreply 10March 26, 2023 4:48 AM

Cows are big in Texas. Meaning the animals...not just the women.

by Anonymousreply 11March 26, 2023 4:50 AM

[quote]Cows are beloved round the world.

They were certainly a favorite subject of Gary Larson.

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by Anonymousreply 12March 26, 2023 7:36 AM

Reminds them of mama

by Anonymousreply 13March 26, 2023 8:42 AM

I have this piece above my fireplace.

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by Anonymousreply 14March 26, 2023 8:57 AM

The paintings all looked like variations of the one in r14.

by Anonymousreply 15March 26, 2023 11:31 AM

I like cow paintings, or anything pastoral....sheep, horses in farmland fields. The folk art pieces are my favorite. It's peaceful to me and it's a rural life I'd like to live....if I had the money. A lovely old farmhouse in the county.

by Anonymousreply 16March 26, 2023 11:36 AM

Breeding cows and painting breeds or famous cows were big in 18th c England. It was prestigious and a sign of wealth for country folk, aristocracy and gentry. It also stood for county values.

by Anonymousreply 17March 26, 2023 12:11 PM

OP, r15

As a native (yet struggling) Texan and 4th generation UT Austin grad, I have a special affinity for Texas kitsch, especially Longhorns.

by Anonymousreply 18March 26, 2023 12:23 PM

Cow Parade!

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by Anonymousreply 19March 26, 2023 12:34 PM

Cows are beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 20March 26, 2023 12:35 PM

R19...There's a bunch of those cow statues in my area. They're random...some in front of banks, businesses, municipal buildings and private residences. Each cow is painted in different patterns and colors.

by Anonymousreply 21March 26, 2023 12:58 PM

[quote] Why are there so many paintings of cows?

Because they're delicious!

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by Anonymousreply 22March 26, 2023 1:02 PM


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by Anonymousreply 23March 26, 2023 1:47 PM

Here's a nice painting of a cow by Maurice de Vlaminck from 1926.

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by Anonymousreply 24March 26, 2023 1:49 PM

I'm also a native Texan of many generations, but I think paintings of cows are STUPID.

by Anonymousreply 25March 26, 2023 3:36 PM

Cows are beautiful

by Anonymousreply 26March 26, 2023 3:57 PM

I loved the cow parade in Houston. I don't know if any of those statues still remain.

by Anonymousreply 27March 26, 2023 4:04 PM

This is my absolute favorite cow masterpiece... I have a thing for the classics

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by Anonymousreply 28March 26, 2023 4:22 PM

No one did cows like Larsen.

by Anonymousreply 29March 26, 2023 4:27 PM

“Baa-baa-ra” by Helga Stentzel (2022)

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by Anonymousreply 30March 26, 2023 4:35 PM

Moooo it along, toots.

by Anonymousreply 31March 26, 2023 5:03 PM
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