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Untitled (Black Elephant with a Brown Ear)
Poster paint and pencil on paper
14 5/8 x 25 3/4 inches
T. Marshall Hahn Collection
Currently Not on View
Traylor’s dynamic use of line is eloquent in the subtle dorsal curve of an elephant. Supple undulations add energy to this portrait of a calm but powerful beast. The repetition of ovals in the bulbous tail tip and feet establishes a rhythm that is interrupted by the color of the dainty oval ear, whose startling brownness draws the viewer’s eye into contact with that of the animal.