Delano paints Wilderness Travelers as if, fighting your way through a blizzard, you have just stumbled onto this mounted Navajo couple, their unhappy dog, and the travois they drag behind them. If the near horse were white, you probably would have run right into them. For the artist, the painting feels like a problem to be solved, a problem of values, of how to create the impression of rounded shapes within a very narrow range of tones–kind of like the shallow planes in low relief wall sculpture. In Modern art, you’d look to artists like Morandi and Malevich, attempting to solve these same artistic problems in simple still life shapes and in pure color.
Very good condition. Inpainting in circled areas as noted in report.
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