Original Painting "Santa Clara Pueblo Eagle Dancer" by Pablita Velarde [SOLD]


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Pablita Velarde, Santa Clara Pueblo Painter

Pablita Velarde was perhaps one of the most compelling of the early pueblo artists. She produced unique and superlative works of the highest quality. This image, depicting a single eagle dancer is superbly rendered on a neutral background of taupe in gradating values, the pattern being a radiating stepped motif, a powerful foil to the monumental figuration.

The main figure is superbly and precisely rendered in Pablita's inimitable style; each object, be it feather, rattle, sash, or kilt with the most beautiful detail and attention to the finest of subtleties. The media is ground and processed earth minerals applied to board.

The painting is in excellent condition, and is framed in the style that most of her daughter’s, Helen Hardin, were framed. The image is signed Pablita Velarde and dated 1977 in the lower right.

Item Provenance:
This item was presented in the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's special exhibit “TIMELESS BEAUTY” in Albuquerque, New Mexico, January-August 2008. This exhibition celebrated the achievements and impact made by some of the most renowned Pueblo women artists on the preservation, exposure, and development of the indigenous and contemporary art forms of Pueblo people. Curated by the IPCC in collaboration with Santa Fe-based Adobe Gallery and the School for Advanced Research, “TIMELESS BEAUTY” showcased a collaborative collection of artwork created by these influential women.

Pablita Velarde, Santa Clara Pueblo Painter
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