267 Our Land

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This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 11 @ 15:38UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Western Americana
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 50,000.00 - 75,000.00 USD
Our Land
Artist: Wieghorst, OlafDate of Birth: 1899-1988
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 x 36 inches
Signed: Signed lower left

In Our Land, Olaf Wieghorst sets a momentous occasionÑthe meeting of two Native Americans with the scouts the ride ahead of a wagon trainÑinside a vast, brooding landscape. By keeping the figures relatively small, Wieghorst seems to indicate that this isnÕt a moment of violent confrontation. Not yet, anyway. The gentle gesture of the Native AmericanÑpalm up, signaling halt, go no furtherÑis balanced by the scoutÕs rifleÑout, held easily, not, for the moment, threatening. Negotiation might work here. And it might not. The sky is heavy with a storm, but the storm hasnÕt broken yet. Narratively, Our Land is a nice piece of naturalism, in which the environment neatly mirrors the simmering emotions of the encounter.