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Ray Vinella - Navajo Visitor 16" x 20"

Ray Vinella - Navajo Visitor 16" x 20"

Regular price $1,750.00 USD
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Ray Vinella (1933-2019)
Navajo Visitor, n.d.

Oil on canvas
Canvas: 16” x 20”
Frame: 24.5” x 28.5”

Signed Lower Right: R. Vinella

A hogan—a traditional Navajo dwelling—sits in the foreground with smoke gently rising from its chimney. The vivid, summery tones and gentle brushwork evoke a sense of calm and stillness, while the composition itself suggests a moment of anticipation and arrival. The woman sitting at the doorway is portrayed with indistinct features, and another figure approaches on horseback. The pale blue sky and three prominent rock formations beyond the cliffs add a sense of depth and vastness to the otherwise enclosed canyon scene.

March in Montana, 36th Annual March in Montana Auction, March 17, 2023, Lot 339
Private Collection, Utah

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