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Painting the Dream: Visionary Art of the Navajo Painter


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Author: Paladin, David Chetlahe

Release Date: 14-01-2000

Details: Product Description Nurtured by his childhood on a Navajo reservation where visions were accepted as a natural part of reality, the late shaman-artist David Chethlahe Paladin created brilliant and evocative paintings that resonate between the physical world and the world of dreams. Here, for the first time, thirty-five full color plates of his paintings have been gathered together in book form. One of the first Native American painters to move beyond traditional themes and styles of painting, Paladin continued to draw inspiration and a rich, symbolic vocabulary from the creation stories that figure prominently in his paintings. Alive with Navajo, Pueblo, Huichol, and Egyptian deities; Aboriginal Dreamtime images; and mythological beings born of the imagination and lore of many ages and lands, Paladin's art has been praised for its exuberance, eclecticism, spirituality, and original use of symbols. Together, his prose and paintings illuminate a philosophy in which we are all creators and transformers when we respond with openness to our environment and our fellow beings. Praised by critics and sought by collectors, the art of David Paladin (1926--1984) is rich with the symbolism of his native traditions. Review A well-balanced monograph of a man and artist who led an astonishing life. . . . a fascinating book. -- New Mexico Magazine The leading Navajo modern artist. -- Newsweek This is an extrarodinarily beautiful and powerful book -- the one I return to more than any other when trying to share with visitors my understanding of the visionary and shamanic path toward wholeness and healing. Lynda Paladin's selections, of art and complementary written pieces by David Paladin, are brilliant. Painting the Dream is a treasure. It not only delights the eye but nourishes the soul. -- Jay Bremyer, author of The Dance of Created Lights and The Chymical Cook

EAN: 9780892814404

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew

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