The Vikings (129)

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Montyne’s knowledge of history was apparent by the many subjects he used to create a work of art. The Vikings were Norse explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates. Modern views of the Vikings as violent intrepid adventurers have been romanticized through the ages, taking root in the 18th century. In texts such as the Icelandic Sagas, the phrase “To go Viking” …

Bull Fighter In Red(126)

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This is a popular subject by the artist. Montyne created five paintings in this subject. While performing his famous hand-balancing act in Mexico, he became interested in the native culture. Montyne studied bull fighting, while sometimes actually fighting a bull with the famous cape. The artist was so inspired by this tradition that he handcrafted a bullfighters outfit for his …