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"Bluebonnets" - Excerpt from Charles Beckendorf Texas

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Every artist in Texas has at one time or another gone through a bluebonnet phase, or as J. Frank Dobie put it: "Seizing upon the flower's popularity , every dauber  in the country tries his hand at painting it, and bluebonnet chromes are as plentiful as cowboy figures on pulp magazine covers. Yet no amount of commercialism, no fad running into insipidity, no betrayal in the name of art, can detract from the essential loveliness of the flower springing on the hills and in the valley of Texas, yielding - a passion of blossom, a splendor of spread." Mr. Dobie liked bluebonnets a lot better  than he liked bluebonnet painters.

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