205 Olaf Wieghorst -Superstition Trail

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Superstition Trail
Artist: Olaf Wieghorst
Date of Birth: 1899-1988
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 34 x 36 inches
Signed: Signed lower left and dated 77 lower right
Frame/Outer Dim: 44 x 46
The Superstition Mountains rise out of the Arizona desert like a castle–King Arthur’s misty Avalon, perhaps. They reek with similar romance as the home of the Apache peoples and the peoples who preceded them, who are known as members of the Salado culture. Petroglyphs on the rock walls speak to the past, and legends, like that of the Lost Dutchman’s Mine–which claims imaginations and even lives to this day–give the place an air of enduring mystery. Wieghorst’s painting seems benign enough on the surface–the Superstitions were where he lived and worked, after all–but the men and horses packing out seem quietly relieved. There’s always a deep shadow somewhere on those mountains, and, as I intimated, you can get lost there, or lose yourself, or both.