Talaya Peak

Talaya Peak

1926, printed 1947

Gustave Baumann

(American, born Germany, 1881-1971)

Color woodcut

Support: Van Gelder Zonen paper

Image: 24.1 x 28.4 cm (9 1/2 x 11 3/16 in.); Sheet: 34.2 x 43.5 cm (13 7/16 x 17 1/8 in.)

Gift of Ann Baumann 2005.406

Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 111



Atalaya Mountain, a favorite destination for hikers and mountain bikers, is situated east of Santa Fe. Considering the mountain’s height of 9,121 feet, the name Atalaya, the Spanish word for watchtower, is appropriate. The source material for the scene includes a tempera study as well as two photographs. Baumann synthesized the photos, compressing the scene, and used artistic license to make the receding distant mountains appear to loom above the adobe houses.

See also
PR - Woodcut
Type of artwork: 
Color woodcut
Credit line: 
Gift of Ann Baumann

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