Dog and Dead Warrior
- Fritz Scholder, Luiseño, American, 1937-2005
- Born: Breckenridge, MN
- Work Locations: Santa Fe, NM, Scottsdale, AZ
Fritz Scholder (Luiseño), Dog and Dead Warrior, 1971. Oil paint on canvas; 72 x 54 in. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2016.176
The relationship between a figure and the space around it is an important part of figurative painting. Here Scholder took a simple human form, put it in a bleak landscape with a dog sniffing about, and called attention to the aftermath of violence with the title and splattering of red paint. The contorted figure fills the canvas, forcing us to confront the subject, while the relationship between it and the dog increases the tension in the scene.
- “Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980”—Denver Art Museum, 10/4/2015 - 1/17/2016
- Phoenix Art Museum, 2/27/2016 - 6/5/2016
- Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 6/23/2016 - 9/18/2016
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