Taos Fisherman

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Taos Fisherman
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This item SOLD at 2017 Apr 08 @ 14:47UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Taos Fisherman
Artist: Phillips, Bert GeerDate of Birth: 1868-1956
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 10 x 14 inches
Signed: Signed lower left

Like most of Bert Phillips’s paintings, Taos Fisherman puts a frame around an Arcadian paradise. Beneath a small cascade, an Indian, using only a slender branch, fishes in a pristine pool. He stretches along the bank, as if he is part of the earth. Sun dapples the leaves and close cropped grass. Nature tends this place. Phillips’s modeling of the Indian as an emblem of youth, health and vigor, dreaming rather than fishing, implies that this place cares for him, tends to him, that he belongs to it as much as it belongs to him. Falling away from the tighter realism of the face, hands, and torso, the picture becomes more impressionistic, with patterns of strokes indicating the play of light on this green world.
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