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Procession

Gustave Baumann, Procession, 1930, color woodcut with aluminum leaf, 13 x 12 3/4 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Museum purchase with funds raised by the School of American Research, 1952 (964.23G) © New Mexico Museum of Art. Photograph by Blair Clark

Procession

Artist: Gustave Baumann (American, born Germany, 1881 - 1971)
Date: 1930
Medium: color woodcut with aluminum leaf
Dimensions:
Image: 13 x 12 3/4 in. (33 x 32.4 cm)
Support: 17 1/16 x 14 3/8 in. (43.3 x 36.5 cm)
Mat: 28 x 22 in. (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds raised by the School of American Research, 1952
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 964.23G
Description
A line of women proceed from white-skirted girlhood to black-robed old age. This understated masterpiece reads as an epiphany: our lives flower and pass. Baumann makes this scene monumental by setting it beneath a tree in full blossom. The silver sky envelops this simple, beautiful truth like a halo.
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