Against the Light

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A poignant and very impressive mid century modernist oil portrait, painted on to canvas and dated 1962.

A female figure sits against the light, on what appears to be a balcony. The artist has skilfully used the sitter’s position and the effect of shadows to his advantage, capturing the silhouette like quality of the figure as a result of the position of the light. An aura appears around her, optically separating her from her surroundings and creating a very striking effect. Deep and vivid colours of dark grey, jewel green and midnight blue contrast beautifully against the light area behind the figure. Despite the use of darker colours, there is a luminous quality to the painting which is testament to the artist’s skill.

The frame in itself is impressive too, and brings out the qualities of the painting beautifully. It has an outer white frame and then a wider linen border, followed by a silver section and then another inner white window. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition.

Size: 65 x 57 cm (including frame)

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Size: 65 x 57 cm (including frame)


Oil on board


Frame as seen in photos is included.


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