Detail View: C. Szwedzicki: The North American Indian Works: Harvest Dance

Work Record ID: 
297
Reproduction Record ID: 
297
Work Class: 
depictions
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
Les peintres indiens d'Amérique
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
American Indian painters
Title Type: 
alternate
Title: 
Harvest Dance
Title Type: 
constructed title
Measurements: 
9.25 x 13.10 in (23.50 x 33.27 cm) on sheet 12.50 x 17.60 in (31.75 x 44.70 cm)
Measurement Type: 
dimensions
Material: 
paper (fiber product)
Material Type: 
support
Inscription: 
Image Lower Right: Tse-ye-mu
Inscription: 
Above Image Right: PLANCHE 61 [Plate Number]
Creator: 
Vigil, Romando, 1902-1978
Creator Dates: 
1902-1978
Creator Nationality: 
San Ildefonso
Creator Name Variant: 
Falling in Water (Tse Ye Mu)
Creator Type: 
personal name
Creator Role: 
painter
Date: 
1950
Location: 
San Ildefonso Pueblo (N.M.)
Repository: 
Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Repository Type: 
current repository
ID Number: 
ARB RB Oversize E98.A7 J18 1950 Vol. 2
ID Number Type: 
call number
ID Number: 
61
ID Number Type: 
plate number
Style Period: 
Indian art--North America
Style Period: 
Pueblo (Native American style)
Culture: 
Native American
Culture: 
San Ildefonso
Subject: 
Face painting
Subject: 
Fringe
Subject: 
Garters
Subject: 
Hairdressing
Subject: 
Wristbands
Subject: 
Anklets (Ornaments)
Subject: 
Armbands
Subject: 
Body painting
Subject: 
Dancers
Subject: 
Feather headdresses
Subject: 
Necklaces
Subject: 
Feather fans
Subject: 
Headbands
Subject: 
Drum sticks
Subject: 
Drums
Subject: 
Bustles
Subject: 
Hair ornaments
Subject: 
Headdresses
Subject: 
Shirts, Men's
Subject: 
Rattles
Subject: 
Hides and skins
Subject: 
Kilts
Subject: 
Leaves
Subject: 
Sashes (Costume)
Subject: 
Blouses
Subject: 
Skirts
Subject: 
San Ildefonso dance
Subject: 
Decoration and ornament--Landforms
Subject: 
Decoration and ornament--Sky forms
Subject: 
Trousers
Subject: 
Boot moccasins
Subject: 
Harvest dance (San Ildefonso)
Related Work: 
Jacobson, Oscar Brousse, 1882-1966. Les peintres indiens d'Amérique / [par] O. B. Jacobson [et] Jeanne d'Ucel. Nice (France): C. Szwedzicki, 1950.
Description: 
From: American Indian Painters, Vol. 2, pp. 9-10: Everybody in the village seems to be an artist. Tse-Ye-Mu is another son of San Ildefonso who has brought renown to the ancient pueblo. He is a nephew of the famous potter, Maria Martinez. His son, Albert Vigil, shows talent and may carry on with art in the family tradition. Tse-Ye-Mu'[s production has not been as prolific as that of some other Indian artists; his paintings are not always showy but they make a strong appeal to the discriminating connoisseur. They are mostly conventionalized patterns, light, delicate, aloof, and very stately. His "Harvest Dance" is an excellent example of his style. The four dance figures with the accompanying two musicians constitute the pictorial part of the composition. The picture is framed at top and bottom by abstract decorations symbolic of the natural phenomena. However, the human figures are sufficiently stylized to harmonize with the purely decorative symbols. Unless kept under strict control there is a certain danger in such a combination of the pictorial and the decorative. Tse-Ye-Mu skirts this danger very well. What our Indian friends try to convey when they use this combination of dual subjects is the relationship between the physical and the spiritual world, as their sacred dances convey that relationship. Tse-Ye-Mu was born in 1902 and like most of the young men of the neighbourhood, went to the Santa Fe School. Of late years, Tse-Ye-Mu has done few watercolors. He has worked with Disney in Hollywood for some years, making many sketches for Bambi and other animals of the Disney fairyland. He has returned to his people and is now available as a muralist. The Indian School in Santa Fe has some of his murals, others are in La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, and in private collections. (Collection, University of Oklahoma) [Jacobson gives Native American Name as "Spruce Falling in Winter" and hyphenates the name Tse-Ye-Mu. In Pueblo Indian Painting, Alexander gives Native American Name as "Falling in Water" and does not hyphenate name Tse Ye Mu.] Map references: San Ildefonso Pueblo (N.M.)
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