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The Grand Canyon (work of art)

Artwork Info

Created
circa 1912
Nationality
American
Birth/Death
1859-1932
Dimensions
36 1/4 x 48 1/4 in. (92.1 x 122.6 cm) Frame:
47 5/8 x 59 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.
(121 x 151.8 x 5.7 cm)

Credit

Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina

Culture
American

About

The Grand Canyon was commissioned by the Sante Fe Railway to promote travel and tourism to the Southwest. However, Daingerfield’s response to the canyon transcends tourist imagery. The immensity of the scene and the intensity of the color overwhelmed the artist. Rather than describe any particular vista, he chose to combine his impressions, seeking not so much factual reality as the exhilaration of vivid remembrance.    

tags: horizon, landscape, light, nature, earth science

Images

  • The Grand Canyon by Elliott Daingerfield painting

    The Grand Canyon by Elliott Daingerfield