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