Past History by Gustave Baumann

Past History by Gustave Baumann

Past History

Gustave Baumann

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Title

Past History

 
Artist
Year
1946  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
9 3/8 x 10 7/8" image 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
I 3-125 
Annotations
pencil titled, lower left; pencil editioned, lower right above signature 
Reference
Chamberlain 168, Baumann 130 
Paper
J.W. Zanders pebble white wove 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
CB139 
Price
$15,000.00 
Description

Notes Chamberlain on page 423 of In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Guatve Baumann, 'This location is the south-facing wall of Long House in Frijoles Canyon, now part of the Bandelier National Monument. The petroglyphs have hardly eroded by are best seen in raking light.'

Baumann was a great admirer of the mysterious and ancient petroglyphs he observed on his excursions throughout the New Mexico and Arizona. A quote pulled from his writings notes: "...Guided [to Frijoles Canyon] by Kenneth Chapman of the School of American Research, I found it to be one of the those practically 'out of this world places' which had induced Adolph Bandelier that roving archeologist to write a novel about it...what puzzles me is that no where does he mention the drawings in the caves which like all of us he must have clambered in and out of time and again." (Chamberlain, p. 424)

 
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