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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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Santa's Guh-nomes - Archie Bunker

All art is quite useless. - Oscar Wilde

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

Art is the signature of civilizations. - Beverly Sills

Our humor turns our anger into a fine art. - Mary Kay Blakely

All great art comes from a sense of outrage. - Glenn Close

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

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

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace. - Oscar Wilde

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

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. - Susan Sontag

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

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

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. - Victor Borge

Art doesn't reproduce the visible but rather makes it visible. - Paul Klee

The Iranians and Persians are excellent at the art of negotiation. - Donald Trump

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso

The fine art of preparing sushi is something that you watch and learn. - Nobu Matsuhisa

Italy is the home of art and swindling; home of religion and moral rottenness. - Mark Twain

Humour is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. - Mary Hirsch

Dancing is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. - Ted Shawn

Jealousy is the art of counting someone else's blessings instead of your own. - Unknown

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. - Bernard M Baruch

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

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

Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa. - Bart Simpson

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

What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to revive the old art of Lying. - Oscar Wilde

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. - Salvador Dali

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

'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.' - W H Auden

Might make a real good Christmas present for the uninformed. The book is called 'Taking America Back.' - Paul Harvey

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

I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art. - Kermit The Frog

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. - Garrison Keillor

When it began, cubism was a sort of analysis, which was no more painting than the description of physical phenomena was physics. - Juan Gris

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. - Shirley Temple

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. - Donald Trump

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor. - Andre Gide

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C S Lewis


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