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The Western aesthetic (also known as the Wild West) is an aesthetic and meme movement inspired by life in the American Wild West and carries the theme of Western exploration and expansion of Americanation.

Visuals

The western look emerged at the time of American colonization in the borders, through the American Pioneers who founded the first villages.


It is common to come across clothes in brown and white tones, outined in a sepia style.

The environment was marked by desert, drought and brief green fields in farm areas.

The villages and small towns were marked by wooden buildings, bars, cabarets, police stations, funeral homes, outdoor butchers and other small developments. Crime was rife and full of armed gangs.

Another subgenre of the Wester Wild West was the Weird West which mixed western style with horror or mystery.

Fashion

Hobbies/What this Aesthetic Entails

Under Construction

Media

Much like its namesake, the well-worn trends, traditions, and aesthetics of Western have been explored in great detail in a variety of mediums, ranging from books and films to video games and series.

Books

The Dark Tower Saga by Stephen King

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams

The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

Films

  • Stagecoach (1939)
  • My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • Fort Apache (1948)
  • Red River (1948)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • Shane (1953)
  • The Searchers (1956)
  • Rio Bravo (1959)
  • How the West was Won (1962)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  • Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  • For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  • El Dorado (1966)
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
  • Once Upon a Time in The West (1968)
  • True Grit (1969)
  • The Wild Bunch (1969)
  • McCabe and Ms. Miller (1971)
  • High Plains Drifter (1973)
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Heaven’s Gate (1980)
  • Dances with Wolves (1990)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Tombstone (1993)
  • Holes (2003)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
  • The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
  • No Country for Old Men (2007)
  • Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • The Revenant (2015)
  • Hell or High Water (2016)
  • The Rider (2017)
  • Nomadland (2020)

Games

  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Sunset Riders
  • Gun

TV Shows

  • Bonanza

Notable Figures:

  • Annie Oakley
  • Billy the Kid
  • Buffalo Bill
  • Calamity Jane
  • Jesse James
  • Wild Bill Hickok
  • Wyatt Earp

Notable Places:

  • Tombstone, AZ.
  • Deadwood, SD.

Music

Artists

  • Willie Nelson
  • Johnny Cash
  • Dolly Parton
  • Bonnie Tyler
  • Hank Willians

Playlists

western music by rickbaljé

Gallery

arthur morgan

dalton gang

kissin kate barlow


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