Zeb finds A Place in the Sun at The Denver Art Museum

A group of foreign students in an art class in Munich.   Years later, two of them find fame in Taos, New Mexico.   Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings developed their own styles in Taos.  Ufer found fame first.   As his popularity fades, Hennings’ rises.   The Denver Art Museum exhibit, A Place in the Sun, displays paintings by Ufer and Hennings and it is worth seeing.

A Place in the Sun at the Denver Art Museum

A Place in the Sun at the Denver Art Museum

This exhibit will be available until April 24, 2016.   I, Zeb the Duck, have been here twice and it is great.   This is one of my favorites by Walter Ufer.   Ufer named it Plaza de Taos.

Plaza de Taos by Ufer

Plaza de Taos by Ufer

This is an oil on canvass painted in 1916 0r 1917.   Also a Taos painting, this is from E. Martin Hennings, Taos Indian Chanters with Drum.

Taos Indian Chanters with Drum by Hennnings

Taos Indian Chanters with Drum by Hennnings

This oil on canvass was completed in 1935.   As an introduction, a sign in the exhibit, explains a little about the artists.

A little about the artists

A little about the artists

All of the paintings we show you are oil on canvass paintings.   Now let’s admire a few of Walter Ufer’s paintings.   Here is Oferta in Chimayó, New Mexico.   This was completed in 1916.

Oferta para San Esquipula. This is the sanctuary at Chimayó near Taos

Oferta para San Esquipula.  This is the sanctuary at Chimayó near Taos

Making Ready is another of our favorites.

Making Ready by Ufer

Making Ready by Ufer

Ufer completed Making Ready in 1917.   Of course, Fiddler of Taos, from 1921, must also be included.

The Fiddler of Taos by Ufer

The Fiddler of Taos by Ufer

Luncheon at Lone Locust, 1923, also held our attention.

Lunchion at Lone Locust by Ufer

Lunchion at Lone Locust by Ufer

As Ufer’s popularity began to fade, he completed this painting in 1935, which was well received by the public.

Bob Abbott and His Assistant by Walter Ufer

Bob Abbott and His Assistant by Walter Ufer

Bob Abbott and His Assistant was an artistic success.    Several additional paintings by E. Martin Hennings are also displayed.   Beneath Clouded Skies, 1922, is a favorite.

Beneath Clouded Skies by Hennings

Beneath Clouded Skies by Hennings

We love The Twins.

The Twins by Hennings

The Twins by Hennings

Mom has always been fascinated by twins, so she really liked this painting from 1923.   Isn’t The Prospectors Cabin great?

Prospectors Cabin by Hennings

Prospectors Cabin by Hennings.   Painted in 1922

Seems like we could walk through the trees to the cabin now.    And a Goat Herder.

The Goat Herder by Hennings

The Goat Herder by Hennings

Painted in 1925-1927.   We love it.   Hennings’ Pueblo Indians, 1923, seem alive and right here with us.

Pueblo Indians by Hennings

Pueblo Indians by Hennings

Remember these two young men studied together in Munich, and apparently traveled a little.   This is Ufer and Hennings in Paris in 1913.

Ufer on the left and Hennings on the right in Paris, 1913

Ufer on the left and Hennings on the right in Paris, 1913.   Smoking used to be a sign of sophistication.

I, Zeb the Duck, am in the picture also.   I just did not get to Paris.   We love having the Denver Art Museum bring special exhibits to us.   You would enjoy this exhibit and it is included in your general admission.   Visit the Denver Art Museum soon.   It has so much to see.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s