Canyon Exodus

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Canyon Exodus
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This item SOLD at 2017 Apr 08 @ 15:31UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Canyon Exodus
Artist: Delano, Gerard CurtisDate of Birth: 1890-1972
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 32 x 48 inches
Signed: Signed lower right
Verso: Signed and titled verso

Delano’s deserts resonate with biblical imagery. The Navajo, via his brushes and palette, seem like first people, or chosen people. In Delano’s mind, the Navajo are close to Nature and therefore close to God in their simplicity and in their aversion to the modern. Their canyons are otherworldly, detached paradises, beautiful in—or because of their austerity. As opposed to the expulsion from Eden or the wanderings of the people of Moses in the desert, the Navajo in Canyon Exodus, dwarfed by the divinity of the red rocks and blessed by the shaft of sun that points the way, seem simply to be moving from one camp to another, from one plot in Eden to another. A rider leads, a wagon follows, a shepherdess and flock trail behind. This is a leisurely migration, born out of abundance.
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