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  • The Pier

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    A large mid century modernist coastalscape, painted in oil onto canvas.

    In this composition we see a long pier heading out towards the sea, with the backs of a figure and horse cart walking away from us. In the distance, a large cloud hangs over a ship, with streams of rain visible. The artist has used two thirds of the composition to paint the sky, yet there is real sense of the vastness of the coastal shoreline. The artist has carefully and delicately used the tip of his brush to paint in wonderful details – such as the little red bed sitting on the line between the poles, the horse drawn cart, the ship out at sea, as well as the lines showing the pouring rain in the distance. The artist has captured the essence of the coastal scene through his expressive yet considered brushwork, imbuing the painting with depth, movement, and tranquillity.

    This wonderful painting is housed in its original mid century wide profile champagne coloured frame. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition.

    Size: 62 x 71 cm (including frame)

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  • On the Fields

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    A large and very confidently executed modernist composition in oil, framed and ready to hang.

    Rich and saturated colours fill the canvas, composed in rectangular blocks of contrasting colours. A group of figures are seen seated in the field, presumably taking a rest from a hard day’s work in the field. Both the landscape as well as the figures have been reduced to an outline of forms – the artist has focused on the formal qualities of the scene, emphasising form, colour, shape and line over any realistic details. The result of this is an almost completely abstract composition in non realistic colours that captures the imagination.

    This excellent painting is housed in a wide profile gilt frame that illuminates the painting beautifully. Both frame and painting are in very good vintage condition.

    Size: 69 x 81 cm (including frame)

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  • Fresh

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    A visually pleasant mid-century landscape composition, painted in oil onto canvas.

    Short and expressive brushstrokes capture this long and restful scenic landscape view of a lush meadow with a narrow pathway on the right. The artist has used gentle pastel colours, and the painting has a very soothing effect.   

    This painting is housed in its original mid century gilt frame. Both painting and frame are in good vintage condition.

    Size: 32 x 73 cm (including frame)

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  • Man in a Hat

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    This large painting is housed in a ribbed gilt frame.  The painting is in excellent vintage condition. The frame has scattered areas of paint loss, particularly to the lower edge.

    Size: 86 x 74 cm (including frame)

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  • Summer Cottage

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    A large and brilliantly executed  impressionist style oil composition, painted in 1981.

    Reminiscent of modernist artists like Monet, this painting has a particularly romantic nature to it. Featuring expressive colouring, loose handling of the brush and indistinct forms, this painting captures the fresh and summery feel of the landscape.  Broad strokes of colour that are short and expressive capture a rural landscape scene with a cottage punctuating the right side of the composition.

    This large painting is housed in a robust wide profile wood frame that complements it very well. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage composition.

    Size: 71 x 90 cm (including frame)

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  • Winter Homes

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    A large post-impressionist modernist style winterscape composition, painted in oil onto canvas in 1941.

    In this enchanting painting, rows of houses and trees are depicted on snow-filled streets on a winter’s day.

    Post-impressionist in style, there is a strong emphasis on geometric form, bold colours and distinctive brushstrokes.

    The artist has used a rich and vivid colour palette including shades of red, orange and green that imbue the painting with a lively and festive feel. The expressive and short brushstrokes add a lovely textural quality to the painting.

    This painting in housed in a very sturdy wood frame with visible grains, that pairs wonderfully with it. There are some areas of paint loss across the painting (particularly 4 spots), commensurate with its age, but the work is in it is good vintage condition overall.

    Size: 80 x 69 cm (including frame)

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  • Exterior (Very Large)

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    Measuring over a metre in both width and length, this very large abstract oil composition would certainly make for a statement piece in any interior.

    The painting features large planes of colour, in a very calming palette of blue, grey, brown, white and black. As you study the painting closely, you begin to notice pops of colour within and amongst the sections, such as green, orange and red. The painting is incredibly textured, and features several areas of impasto (where the paint is applied so thickly it stands proud from the surface).  We get a sense of the artist’s movement as he or she works her way across the canvas, moving left and right and up and down. The blocks of colour have been applied in a very considered way, resulting in a very well balanced composition that is very pleasing on the eye.

    The painting is housed in a simple frame that suits its modern look. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition. The painting has some minor paint loss to the outer edges but these are very inconspicuous due to the style of the painting. The paint layer is very stable overall.

    Size: 104 x 120 cm (including frame)

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  • Out and About

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    This oil on canvas  is housed in its original mid-century frame. The painting is in very good vintage condition, and the frame has some general wear and marks, particularly at the lower edge.

    Size: 87 x 85 cm (including frame)

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  • Tilth

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    A very well executed modernist landscape composition in oil, painted in 1978.

    This charming oil study depicts vast farmland with cottages on the horizon. The artist captures the characteristic cloudy skies of the British countryside and matches it with the rich browns of the ploughed fields. The painting has a wonderful textural quality that not only adds depth to the painting but also captures the earthy and organic character of the natural landscape.

    The painting is housed in a distressed silver frame which suits it perfectly. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition. The frame has some minor scuffs but this is in keeping with its vintage style.

    Size: 58 x 73 cm (including frame)

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  • Stripes

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    A quintessentially mid century abstract modernist Scandinavian oil composition, painted onto board.

    The artist has used a simple yet very effective and rigorous grid composition, where black lines are set against thicker vertical lines in mustard and outlined in blue, over a background of off-white. This geometric grid composition is reminiscent of modernist artists like Piet Mondrian, who also created patterns with syncopated rhythms.

    The painting is housed in a very complementary maroon wood frame, that really completes the piece. There are some areas of restoration to the painting, and there are areas of scuffing and paint loss to the frame, as shown in photos.

    Size: 57 x 102 cm (including frame)

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    Free domestic (UK) shipping. As this artwork is very large, it is unlikely that we will be able to ship it internationally. If you are very interested and are located outside of the UK, please contact us and we will see what we can do.

  • Quiet Evening

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    A skilfully executed scenic road landscape composition, executed in oil in 1962.

    There is a charming contrast between the top and bottom half of the painting. In the background – we see lush forestry in the distance set against moody and darker tones.  On the other hand, the foreground of the painting has an array of colourful earthy shades and has more lively atmosphere.

    The artist has reduced and flattened down the road and surrounding landscape into blocks of contrasting colours to create a wonderful sense of depth and width to the painting.

    This oil on canvas is housed in a complementary dark wood frame with an inner linen lining. Both frame and painting are in very good vintage condition.

    Size: 39.5 x 89 cm (including frame)

    Free domestic (UK) shipping. As this artwork is very large, it is unlikely that we will be able to ship it internationally. If you are very interested and are located outside of the UK, please contact us and we will see what we can do.

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  • Three Faces

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    A very unique mid century watercolour composition of three faces, framed behind glass.

    The watercolour has been cut out and mounted onto the backing board. The artist has mounted it such that the watercolour does not sit flush with the backing board, creating a very unique floating effect. It has been framed behind glass in a solid wood box frame that is quite heavy. The painting is in good vintage condition, and the frame has minor scuffs.

    Size: 62 x 74 cm (including frame)

    Free domestic (UK) shipping. As this artwork is large and contains glass, it is unlikely that we will be able to ship it internationally. If you are very interested and are located outside of the UK, please contact us and we will see what we can do.

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  • Shapes in Colour

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    A large and very vivid and striking mid century modernist still life in oil, painted onto canvas.

    Painted in a cubist style, this piece features hard edged shapes in saturated colour. A perfume bottle, a potted plant with a single flower and an apple sit atop a mirrored table. Using a range of non representation colours, the artist has highlighted the forms and shadows of the objects. Broad and distinct brushwork give this painting an expressive and very dynamic feel.

    The colours and style of this painting would certainly make it a statement piece in any interior.

    The painting is housed in its original mid century frame with a dark wood window as well as an inner linen lined window. The painting is in excellent vintage condition. The painting has some minor scuffs and marks, commensurate with age.

    Size: 74.5 x 62.5 cm (including frame)

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  • Verso (Very Large)

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    A very large abstract painting measuring at over a metre in height, depicting a geometric figure of a standing female, with large sections of colour blocking.

    The painting is in very excellent vintage condition. It is unframed but is on stretched canvas and can be hung as is.

    Size: 80 x 120 cm

    Free domestic (UK) shipping. As this artwork is very large, it is unlikely that we will be able to ship it internationally. If you are very interested and are located outside of the UK, please contact us and we will see what we can do.

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  • Coastal View

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    A large and visually pleasing semi-abstract coastal landscape composition, executed in oil.

    Long horizontal brushstrokes that have been executed in a rhythmic manner fill the canvas, adding an overall soothing effect to the painting. The artist has skilfully reduced what appears to be a coastal sea view and terrain down to planes of contrasting shades of blue, purple, green and brown that harmonise and blend effortlessly into each other.

    This very well executed painting is housed in its original mid century gilt frame with an inner linen lined border. The painting is in very good condition. There are some age spots present to the frame, particularly on the linen.

    Size: 72.5 x 80.5 cm (including frame)

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  • Forest

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    A very large and textured mid century abstract modernist oil composition, painted in 1964.

    Titled ‘Forest (Movement through Forest)’, it gives us wonderful insight into the artist’s source of inspiration. On the one hand, this piece is completely abstract and without its title, we might only see something non-representational. Here at The Discerning Palette, before translating the title, this piece reminded us of levels in an industrial building or something related to construction and the modern industrial world. The title added another layer of meaning to the piece, and opened our eyes to a different interpretation altogether. We were suddenly able to ‘see the wood through the trees’, pun intended.

    Dynamic strokes criss-cross across the canvas in a myriad of angles and levels. Areas of impasto have been created to the thick application of paint, resulting in a piece full of texture and layers of blended and unblended colour.

    This exceptional oil has been framed interestingly, with strips of  clear perspex fixed to the canvas edges. This gives a box like appearance to the piece, and adds to its ‘modern’ look. The painting is in very good vintage condition. The frame is missing a small corner to the lower right, as shown in the close ups. This missing corner is not obvious until looked at closely.

    Size: 63 x 82 cm (including frame)

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  • Ladies Lunch

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    A striking and brilliantly mid century cubist composition in oil, painted onto board.

    This painting depicts two female figures seated at a balcony table, with a jug and two glasses in front of them. Beyond the balcony is an ocean view with the setting sun.

    The artist has reduced the scene down to its formal qualities, focusing on shape, line, pattern and colour. The figures and the scene surrounding them have been painted from multiple angles under a cubist ethos, resulting in a composition that appears fragmented and abstracted. The artist has also restricted his colour palette, using a majority of vivid red, brown, white and orange in different tones. Notwithstanding the fragmentation and palette, the painting is wonderfully balanced and sings with harmony.

    This piece would make a very striking addition to any interior and would be a real statement piece.

    The painting is housed in its original mid century frame. The painting is in very good vintage condition. The frame has some damage to the inner section of its lower right corner, as shown in the close up photos.

    Size: 50 x 86 cm (including frame)

    Free domestic (UK) shipping. As this artwork is very large, it is unlikely that we will be able to ship it internationally. If you are very interested and are located outside of the UK, please contact us and we will see what we can do.

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  • Blue Fields

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    A wonderfully executed mid-century blue landscape composition, painted in oil onto canvas.

    This calming work of art presents a panoramic view of a farm house situated in the middle of a vast landscape with mountains in the background.

    The artist displays his outstanding painterly skills – using planes of contrasting colours to create this painting full of depth and detail. The soft brushstrokes used create an overall gentle effect to the painting.

    This large oil on canvas is housed in a very complementary mid century frame with an inner and outer gilt window with a linen lining. The painting is in excellent vintage condition, and there are minor scuffs and spots on the frame.

    Size: 64 x 79 cm (including frame)

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  • Cadence

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    A very large and distinctive mid century abstract oil composition, painted onto canvas.

    The artist has not shied away from a dark and heavy palette, applying long and textured brushstrokes in varying shades of black, grey, and brown. The piece is filled with emotion – there is a sense of heaviness and moodiness to it which is just brilliant. We get a sense that the artist is painting in a cathartic manner, expressing his inner feelings onto the canvas. The way some areas of the paint has been allowed to drip down is particularly poignant too.

    This wonderful oil on canvas is housed in a simple wood frame.  There is some light scattered areas of craquelure across the painting commensurate with its age, but the paint is in very stable condition overall.

    Size: 76.5 x 70.5 cm (including frame)

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  • Figures at a Pier

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    A very large and brilliantly executed mid century cubist composition in oil, painted in 1957 by well known artist Ivar Morsing.

    In typical Morsing style, he has chosen to focus on formal qualities of line, shape, form and colour. He creates beautiful harmony on the canvas, applying contrasting blocks of saturated colour to the surface, illustrating his cubist influences which he is most known for. Strong, rich, and vivid colours of orange, red and white are set against a sky blue. The chosen palette and the was he has placed the complementary colours gives each shade and tone its own prominence.

    This stunning oil on board is housed in its original mid century wood frame with an inner linen lining. The painting is in very good vintage condition, and there are some age spots and scuffs on the frame.

    Size: 59 x 83 cm (including frame)

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  • Autumn Harvest

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    A tranquil and very restful mid-century modernist autumn landscape composition, painted in oil onto board.

    The artist has executed the painting with short brushstrokes as well as with a lovely muted earthy colour palette that imbues the painting with a sense of softness overall.

    This oil on board is housed in a lovely rustic wood frame that pairs perfectly with the artwork itself. The painting is in very good vintage condition, and there are some minor paint loss to the frame.

    Size: 59 x 69 cm (including frame)

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  • Road Trip

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    A panoramic and ambient large semi abstract mid century modernist composition in oil, painted onto board.

    As we let our eyes rest on this painting, it takes us on a journey to a place far away. The view point of the composition is reminiscent of being on a road trip, staring out the window looking at the panoramic landscape laid out before us. A long never-ending road stretches out in front of us, with not a soul in sight. There is a softness and quietness to this painting which makes it such a wonderful picture to transport our minds elsewhere. The simple yet very effective composition combined with the  light and minimal colour palette has a meditative effect.

    This large oil on canvas is housed in a very complementary mid century frame with a dark outer edge, and linen lined border and an inner gilt window. It is very effective in drawing our sight inward into the painting, enhancing its meditative effect. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition.

    Size: 47 x 73 cm (including frame)

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  • Red Quarry

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    A very well executed and textured mid century modernist semi-abstract composition in oil, painted onto board.

    Painted in shades of sanguine, the artist has reduced the landscape of the quarry down to the outline of forms, focusing on the shape, texture, and line of the rocks and the ground. Punctuating the centre of the composition is a green tree, which brings balance and a sense of depth to the landscape.

    Housed in its original mid century frame with a dark wood outer border and an inner linen lined window, this painting is in very good vintage condition. There are some minor scuffs to the frame but these do not detract from the overall attractiveness of the piece.

    Size: 37.5 x 70 cm (including frame)

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  • Ripple

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    A very striking semi abstract mid century modernist oil composition, painted onto canvas.

    The painting is housed in a simple rounded silver frame which complements the colours in the painting very well. The painting is in very good vintage condition. The frame has some minor scuffs.

    Size: 58 x 70.5 cm (including frame)

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  • Dahlias

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    A large and very expressive mid century floral still life composition in oil, painted in 1941.

    Reminiscent of still lifes by the well known painter Vincent Van Gogh, this floral oil also features similar characteristics such as the vibrant contrasts of complementary colours, and short and swift expressive brushwork. In this picture, we see a bouquet of dahlias sitting in an aquamarine vase, and behind that sits a green leaved potted plant. On the bottom right, a small bowl punctuates and balances out the composition. Studying the painting up close, we can see how the artist has used criss-cross brushwork to create depth and three dimensionality, as well as capture the effects of light. There is a wonderful sense of movement and dynamism in the picture. and it would make a striking addition to an interior space.

    This large painting is housed in a robust light coloured frame that suits it very well. The painting is in very good vintage condition. The frame has a loss to the top edge, as shown. It is otherwise in a good and stable condition.

    Size: 77 x 63 cm (including frame)

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  • Panorama

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    A panoramic mid century modernist landscape composition in oil, painted onto canvas.

    This restful composition depicts a far reaching landscape sitting under blue skies. The artist has used long and expressive brushstrokes that have been gently but confidently applied, capturing the airy and diaphanous quality of the meadow before him. This simple yet very effective composition would make a perfect resting spot for our eyes, and would suit a bedroom or living room area very well.

    The painting is housed in wide profile frame with a linen-lined border and an inner silver window. The painting has some surface marks but nothing that detracts from its overall attractiveness.  The frame has some minor scuffs.

    Size: 44 x 75 cm (including frame)

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  • Triptych

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    A mid century abstract modernist composition in oil, painted in 1950.

    This striking abstract composition features a very loose relationship to the visible world. Instead, it forces the viewer to focus on the qualities of form, line, colour, brushwork and composition.

    What loosely appears to be an interior scene has been schematised and simplified into geometric shapes and gestural marks. Yet even though it is largely divorced from recognisable reality, the forms within this picture are still expressive and have the power to stir aesthetic emotion.

    The painting is housed in a simple light wood frame that suits it very well. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition.

    Size:  49.5 x 58 cm (including frame)

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  • Blue Mountains

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    A large and very well executed mid century modernist mountain landscape, painted in oil onto canvas.

    Broad, distinct and expressive brushstrokes make up this vivid landscape composition. The artist has skilfully captured the richness and ruggedness of the natural landscapes through his dynamic application of paint and choice of palette. Although the artist has not used an realistic details,  the painting has much to offer in terms of details to explore. The artist has used a myriad of brushwork, from long, broad strokes to smaller dabs and lines of paint. The layers have been built of very effectively to create great depth and space within this panoramic picture.

    The painting is housed in a simple wood frame which complements it very well. Both painting and frame are in good vintage condition.

    Size: 48 x 70.5 cm (including frame)

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  • Over the Fields

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    A large and textured mid century modernist landscape composition in oil, painted onto canvas.

    Expressionist and yet very detailed, textured brushwork creates the wonderfully balanced composition of a long farmhouse within a rural landscape. The farmhouse sits surrounded by fields and woodland, and the artist has used a very rich, earthy palette to create this composition. The textured way in which the paint has been applied conveys the rustic feel of the natural landscape.  The long composition gives us a sense of the expansiveness of this rural scene.

    This large painting is housed in its original mid century frame, which has a beautiful woven border. The painting is in very good vintage condition. The frame has a small nick to the top edge (as seen in the close up photo), but this does not detract from the overall appearance of the frame which is otherwise in good condition.

    Size: 47 x 79 cm (including frame)

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  • Form

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    A mid century abstract limited edition (108/360) coloured lithograph, signed by Bengt Lindström.

    This mid century print is housed behind glass in a very complementary grey wood frame. There is some age toning to the mount card around the print, as seen in photos. It is otherwise in good condition.

    Size: 55 x 71 cm (including the frame)

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