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'Abstract Nude in Mahogany' by P. Charon, French School (circa 1950s-60s)

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SkU 0743

'Abstract Nude in Mahogany', oil on board, by P. Charon, French School (circa 1950s - 60s). This work of art reminds one of the invitingly rich brown and dark red wood of mahogany. The subject's warm tones and depth of colour and burnt brown pigments create an atmospheric cocoon which envelopes the room in its earthy darkness. The tones are offset by geometric strips of painted white creating a chromatic balance in line with the model's relaxed, seated pose. Picasso himself would have admired this work. An extraordinary work of art in good vintage condition with only minor blemishing in the paint. Please view the many accompanying photos with this listing to assess the aesthetics and condition of the work. Newly framed with linen slip. Signed in the lower left hand corner: 'P. Charon'. Upon request a video may be provided. 

About the Artist: Our gallery has access to a cache of paintings from the 1940s to the 1970s attributed to an art collective whose traces start with Germany. Berlin to start, but also Dresden, along the Saale, Weimar, Brera in Milan and Brussels. From the post-war period and onwards, they hosted young people who experimented with different painting techniques with exceptionally creative results. Over the years, dedicated art-seekers managed to unearth a treasure trove of these works from forgotten repositories. Once examined, the paintings were presented first to the Italian art market and then beyond, to art lovers in Europe and the United States.

Quietly, but surely, word of mouth scattered the news of the existence of these found artworks: cubist, expressionist, futurist and avant-garde. Trying to label these pieces doesn’t do them justice truly, but to call them studies, sketches, or simply, creations, would be more accurate.

It is interesting to note the artworks were very often unsigned (not this one), but often as not, initialled or monogrammed. Using known masterpieces as reference, their mentors suggested a particular style with which to experiment. Regrettably, this makes it impossible to pinpoint who amongst these bright creatives ‘made it’ in the world of art. But it really doesn’t matter. Each piece we've selected was extraordinary and therein lies the interest in these works.

Today, the artists’ creations hang on the walls of art lovers in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Miami and Los Angeles. Galleries scramble to acquire the works having recognised the outstanding potential in the international art markets for these pieces with such fascinating origins.

Dimensions with frame:

H 45.5 cm / 17.9"

W 34.5 cm / 13.6"

Dimensions without frame:

H 32 cm / 12.6"

W 21 cm / 8.3"