Mid Century Man
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A large and striking mid century portrait in oil, painted in 1945. Executed in a post impressionist style, the artist has used non naturalistic colours for both the figure and the background. The background has largely been painted in sections of colour blocks, creating a sense of depth through geometric shapes.
The subject matter is focused – a single male figure with a cane stands in a street by a street lamp. He has stopped his walk and is standing casually, listening and looking to something in front of him (which could be us, the viewer). His hand is placed casually in his left pocket, legs crossed, shoulders slumped, and cigarette hanging loosely between his lips.
Although the figure has been painted in a looser and more expressive manner compared to the flat planes of the background, the artist has mirrored the colours in his suit to the colours in the background, creating a satisfying harmony within the picture.
This painting is housed in its original mid century gilt and wood frame, and is in excellent vintage condition.
Size: 80.5 x 62.5cm (including frame)
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