Rhythm of the Firelight

Artist
Joseph Henry Sharp
Date
1943
Catalogue Number
318
Medium
oil on canvas
Inscriptions

LR: J.H.SHARP./1943

Dimensions
30 x 40 in.
Credit Line
Koshare Museum, La Junta, CO
Subjects
Sioux, drum, firelight

The artist; [?]; present owner

This is a late work of Sharp's, comparable to what he referred to as his "swansong," the Sioux Scalp Dance.  (see related image, #487) Although Rhythm of the Firelight is an interior scene, the vigor and complexity of the composition is similar to the Scalp Dance.  Unfortunately, so is the weak articulation of anatomy.