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Modern Santa Claus

Thomas Nast Santa drawings published in 1863 and 1881

Modern Santa Claus thanks to Thomas Nast

Thomas Nast's earliest version of Santa Claus was published in the January 3, 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly, but it doesn't resemble the modern Santa as much as his later 1881 drawing (below)

Modern Santa Claus thanks to Thomas Nast

Thomas Nast's picture of Santa Claus in Harper's Weekly January 1, 1881 issue became the visual prototype of the Santa Claus we know and love today.

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All art is quite useless. - Oscar Wilde

The modern work of art is a symbol. - Herbert Read

Art is a house that tries to be haunted. - Emily Dickinson

What is this, an audience or an oil painting? - Milton Berle

The true art of memory is the art of attention. - Samuel Johnson

Magic: An art of converting superstition into coin - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds. - Jawaharlal Nehru

The 'Earth' without art is just 'eh'. - Unknown

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. - Frank Zappa

The art of government is the organization of idolatry. - George Bernard Shaw

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. - Oscar Wilde

Art in nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint. - Robert Delaunay

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. - Oscar Wilde

Art is the demonstration that the ordinary is extraordinary. - Amedee Ozenfant

We need a leader that wrote "The Art of the Deal". - Donald Trump

I'm walking backwards for Christmas Across the Irish Sea. - Spike Milligan

Fine art and pizza delivery: what we do falls neatly in between. - David Letterman

Stand-up comedy is an art form and it dies unless you expand it. - Sam Kinison

There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome. - Andre Gide

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. - Will Durant

Pickup artist: An artist whose specialty is painting pictures of trucks - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work. - Seth Godin

Diplomacy is the art of saying, "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock. - Will Rogers

If my Valentine you won't be,
I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree. - Ernest Hemingway

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams

Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. - Gunter Grass

Prophecy: The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery. - Ambrose Bierce

A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left. - Alexander Pope

It's not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it. - Jeff Melvoin

Build. Destroy. Rebuild. I've mastered the art of bouncing back. Now to master the art of not having to. - Unknown

It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don't wrap fish in our work. - Hugh N Jacobsen

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings. - Vicki Baum

I gave my young nephew a book for Christmas. He's spent six months looking for where to put the batteries. - Milton Berle

'Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art. - Ovid

Despite all our toil and progress, the art of medicine still falls somewhere between trout casting and spook writing. - Ben Hecht

The minute there's a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity. - Seth Godin

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. - Frederic Amiel

Art owes its origin to nature. This beautiful creation supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence. - Giorgio Vasari


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