Red Shoes


A charming mid century portrait painted in oil onto board, depicted a seated figure of a young boy.

The artist has painted the figure in an expressionist style, using a very restrained palette and bold outlines to create the composition. This simple yet striking composition shows a young boy seated, reading a book. There is a particularly raw quality to this portrait – the artist has combined an earthy palette with broad and loose brushstrokes. There is a varied style to the application of paint, with some areas loose and thin, while others thicker and with layers of impasto. The artist appears to have painted the figure quickly and with vigour, yet it is clear that his expressive strokes remained controlled and intentional. Elements of the way this has been painted are reminiscent of the fluidity and expressiveness of the art of Chinese calligraphy.

This oil on board is framed in a double window gilt frame with a linen lined border. Both painting and frame are in very good vintage condition.

Size: 45 x 31.5 cm (including frame)

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45 x 31.5 cm (including frame)


Oil on board


Frame as seen in photos is included.


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