A joyful and visually striking semi-abstract mid century oil portrait by Swedish painter Hans Osswald, whose works have been exhibited at the National Museum in Stockholm as well as the Malmö Museum.
The painting depicts a silhouette of a stylishly dressed woman wearing tie, set against a well-coloured background.
A myriad of rich and bold shades have been used to create this well-balanced composition; and the artist has skilfully used several layers as well as blocks of contrasting tones to reveal form, texture and interest.
Broad and expressive brushstrokes that have been executed so confidently fill the canvas, adding a lovely texture and imbuing the work with liveliness. Furthermore, there is a layer of varnish that coats the surface of the painting. This gives it a layer of shine, enhancing its aesthetic appeal, whilst acting as a layer of protection to the artwork.
This oil on canvas is housed in a complementary gilt frame. There are scattered areas of craquelure, and also small areas of paint loss to the lower right corner of the painting. However, this is in line with its vintage feel and does not detract from the overall charm of the painting.
Do note that some glare is evident in the photograph due to the varnish on the picture.
Size: 88 x 71 cm (including frame)
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