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Arthur Posnansky at Tiwanaku, Peru

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Description: The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes
On a clear, sunlit day in 1925, the psychologist Carl Jung stood by the small river that runs through the middle of Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. Writing later about this experience, Jung described silent, blanket-wrapped figures on the flat roofs of the adobe buildings, absorbed by the sight of the sun, and by the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo range rising above the sweeping plateau (see Scully essay in this book, fig. 5). An elderly Indian spoke unexpectedly from behind the visitor: “Do you not …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.29-47

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