The Painter’s Studio


A brilliantly executed mid century modernist interior scene, executed in oil onto canvas and dated 1958.

While working under a distinctly modernist ethos, the artist has also incorporated a playful element to the work, creating a visual puzzle for the viewer.  Intricate lines, forms, shapes and colour draw our eyes inwards encouraging us to look around this studio and build an awareness of its space and depth. There is a sense of familiarity and informality within the studio that the artist has masterfully conveyed.

The use of the Droste effect, where the artist has created a painting within a painting, creates a riddle for our eyes, beckoning us to figure out where the painting on the easel within the composition ends, and where the studio begins.  There is also the incorporation of light and shadow, but the artist has used non realistic colours to communicate this, and  has used flat planes of contrasting colours and angles to capture the light coming in through the windows of the studio.

This oil on canvas is housed in a complementary gilt frame with an inner white slip, which suits the painting perfectly. Both painting and frame are in excellent vintage condition.

Size: 61 x 72 cm (including frame)

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Size: 61 x 72 cm (including frame)


Oil on canvas


Frame as seen in photos is included.


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