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Rolling Hills

after 1924 Andrew Dasburg Born: Paris, France 1887 Died: Taos, New Mexico 1979 oil on canvas mounted on panel overall: 13 1/8 x 16 1/4 in. (33.3 x 41.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Arvin Gottlieb 1991.205.7 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Andrew Dasburg believed that it was important to bring out the relationship between man and nature. He wrote that he was captivated by the “grandeur of the land . . . the mountains . . . the plains . . . what man has made . . . all my work is involved with the human element.” (Whitney, Spirited Visions: The Art of Andrew Dasburg, 1999) Dasburg used short, cross-hatched brushstrokes to integrate a full range of colors into every part of Rolling Hills, stitching the roads and farmhouses, fields, hills and sky into a unified whole.

Keywords

Landscape - mountain

Landscape - New Mexico - Taos

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas