'Cubist Man and Woman' by STM (circa 1950s - 1970s)
'Cubist Man and Woman', oil on board, by STM (circa 1950s - 1970s). A considerable work of art depicting a Picasso-inspired cubist couple which explodes with colour. Cubism created a new dimension to painting which abandoned traditional Renaissance era perspective. Objects and figures were portrayed from various angles. In this artwork, the figures are defined in segments like coloured shards of glass outlined with bold markings. The muted grey backdrop allows the figures to project forward on various geometric planes. A stunning work of art by an artist of whom so little is known. Notwithstanding that, several galleries have acquired and are now selling STM'S works. This clearly speaks to the widespread assessment of the quality and interest of the art. In good vintage condition. Newly framed. Signed: 'STM' in the lower left hand corner. A video of the piece can be provided upon request.
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, 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. Notwithstanding that, several galleries have acquired and are now selling STM'S works. This clearly speaks to the widespread assessment of the quality and interest of the art.
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 59.5 cm / 23.4"
W 54 cm / 21.3"
Dimensions without frame:
H 42 cm / 16.5"
W 36 cm / 14.2"