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Grazing Horses, Taos New Mexico, 1930

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Grazing Horses, Taos New Mexico, 1930

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Paul Strand
American, 1890–1976

Date

1930

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Accession #

74.177

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 12 1/8 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

“Grazing Horses, Taos, New Mexico, 1930” was taken during the first of three consecutive summers in which Strand visited New Mexico to take portraits of friends and capture the spirit of the Southwest. He and his fellow artists sought to create a specifically American school of photography, celebrating the native and Hispanic cultures found in that region. The pair of horses grazing in the open landscape becomes symbolic of New Mexico’s unfettered natural beauty, which Strand referred to as “some of the last vestiges of what was the frontier in America.”

Credit

Purchase with funds from a Friend of the Museum

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