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Bright Angel Trail. The painting by Thomas Moran
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Bright Angel Trail

In the late years of his career, Thomas Moran took to an increasingly experimental style, departing in many ways from the Hudson River School style which made him famous. It would not be uncommon to see him often returning not only to the aesthetic but also to the subject matters he approached in his youth. In this piece finished in 1904, for example, Moran at a ripe age of 67, returns not only to a place very well known to him, the Bright Angel Trail, in the Grand Canyon National Park, but also to the dramatic, grandiose style of portraying the great landscapes of the American West.

The main aspect that makes this oil on canvas, now in possession of private collectors, unique, if compared to the earlier works in the artist’s career, is the lack of a river or another body of water. Nonetheless, the lack of such a visual reference in the composition is solved by focusing the framing on the eponymous trail, which snakes down the middle of the painting, dividing it vertically and creating a reference for the observer to understand the balance of weight between the two sides.

Otherwise, many aspects of this piece could be used to drive a parallel between it and the earlier famous works of Moran’s career. The choice of color palette, for example, is comparable to the great works produced decades earlier when portraying the same Grand Canyon. In it, there is a predominance of earthen tones, complemented by a wealth of shades of green for the foliage. In fact, Moran made here the same choices he had made before, enhancing the natural color of the setting to increase the dramatic impact of the scene.

Further, his brushwork, as presented here, is very similar to that in earlier works, and very distinct if compared with other works produced by Moran around the same time, as it veers towards the hyper-realistic, producing an enhanced sharper version of reality. As such, the artist demonstrates that he hasn’t lost his hand at this type of portrayal, bringing the awe of the great Western American landscapes to his public, creating in the popular imaginary a place of wild untamed beauty which, while not perfectly representative of reality, is not fictitious, as it exists in the way the actual landscape made Moran feel.

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