A striking mid century gouache and watercolour figure composition, painted in 1955.
A semi abstract depiction of a matador is the focus of this skilfully executed portrait. The artist has intentionally left out realistic details, focusing instead on the outlines, forms, shapes and colours. Behind the figure is an abstracted background – large sections of bright colours juxtapose the figure and give it its context and sense of space and depth. The brushwork on the figure is much more free-form in comparison to the background which is far more structured, creating a striking contrast between them both.
Painted in both gouache and watercolour onto paper, it is framed within a card mount and a solid oak wood frame. The card mount has some slight age toning and the frame has some minor scuffs typical for its age. The painting is in good vintage condition and sits behind glass, as shown.
Size: 48 x 50 cm (including frame)
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