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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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Art is the most beautiful of lies. - Claude Debussy

Maintenance is as much art as it is science. - Unknown

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. - Jonathan Swift

Art is either a plagiarist or a revolutionist. - Paul Gauguin

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. - Douglas Horton

Truth is simple, requiring neither study nor art. - Ammian

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. - William James

Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life. - Oscar Wilde

Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art. - Constantin Stanislavski

Good work rarely sells. I believe this of any art. - Arthur W Pinero

The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting. - Andy Warhol

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

The art of being a slave is to rule one's master. - Diogenes

I get really grinchy right up until Christmas morning. - Dan Aykroyd

Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art. - Claude Debussy

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue. - Joseph Addison

Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art. - Wynetka Ann Reynolds

We have art so that we do not die of reality. Reality is too much with us. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! - Thomas Hood

Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself. - Abba Eban

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. - Walter Winchell

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. - Alfred N Whitehead

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein

Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age. - Aristotle

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. - Hypocrites

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

I still have my Christmas Tree. I looked at it today. Sure enough, I couldn't see any forests. - Steven Wright

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic slice of truth, wisdom, is dying out. - Walter Benjamin

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

Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls. - Frank Darabont

Psychiatry is the art of teaching people how to stand on their own two feet while reclining on couches. - Sigmund Freud

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. - Ludwig Erhard

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself. - Bertrand Russell

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

Logic: the art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. - Ambrose Bierce

For me, the drive is storytelling. To be a part of an art that tells a story and to be a catalyst, a color in that, is very exciting. - Alden Ehrenreich

I adore art. When I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear. - Guiseppe Verdi

Humility is becoming a lost art, but it's not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success. - Harvey Mackay


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