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  • War Party Rides – Lakota

War Party Rides – Lakota

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    Fine art LIMITED EDITION signed giclee - prices start at $235

    Each numbered print comes with a certificate of authenticity in your choice of high-quality watercolor paper or canvas. Paper prints are shipped rolled. Canvas prints have two finishing options: 1) Shipped rolled in a tube or 2) stretched and ready-to-hang with a gallery wrap finish. Your print will be shipped within 10 business days of purchase. Embellished giclees are only available as canvas, stretched, and ready-to-hang and take 8 to 10 weeks to complete. Read more about embellished giclees here.

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    War Party Rides is a piece that invites the viewer to create a rich narrative. The party could be out to settle an issue with a neighboring tribe, seek retribution for an injustice, or even to count coup. You can almost hear the thunder and pounding horse hooves. What story do you see?

    The composition of War Party Rides has many layers to it. The main element of the painting is a triangle, drawing your eye to the main rider. The triangle serves as a cohesive element, bringing together the four different warriors into one shape. Notice the effect of lighting. The riders have the storm behind them, making the background dark and menacing. The warriors themselves are brightened by sunlight.

    The riders express different emotions and sentiments, seen through their faces and weapons. The central, main rider is passionate about the impending battle. He wields a traditional Lakota war club, a weapon predating even the spear. The club is made of a round stone fashioned to a small staff, using sinew from an animal. He is the bravest of the party: He rides in front and uses a weapon that requires close hand-to-hand combat. The warrior on the far left expresses concern mixed with curiosity; he is more reserved than the main rider. He, like the other spear-wielding man, will need to engage in hand-to-hand combat, but not as closely as the main rider. There is a warrior with a rifle, occupying the back of the war party. His use of rifle is seen as less honorable. 

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    Please contact me at James Ayers studios with any questions you might have.

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