'Portrait of Seated Nudes' by STM (circa 1940s - 1960s)
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'Portrait of Seated Nudes', oil on board, by STM (circa 1940s - 1960s). STM has created another irresistible portrait using hallmark subtle earth hues. The backdrop is a solid field of light brown with a soupçon of pink. The chair upon which they sit is both ruddy and curvy. The two figures project beyond in different colours - her, in a creamy white and him, rendered with a darker skin tone. The painterly brushstrokes add depth and texture in between the wide dark strokes that form the human outlines of their loving embrace. Newly framed with an elegant linen slip. In good vintage condition commensurate with age. Signed: 'STM' in lower lefthand corner. Upon request, a short video clip of the piece will be provided.
About the Artist: Our gallery has access to a cache of paintings from Berlin in the 1940s - 1960s. What we know of STM is derived from our source from whom we've obtained this artwork along with several others. The artist who used the initials, STM, ostensibly lived in Berlin in the period after WWII. In recognition of the artwork's appeal, several galleries have acquired and are now selling STM's works - this also speaks to the widespread assessment of the quality and interest of the art.
Dimensions with frame:
H 42.5 cm / 16.7"
W 40.5 cm / 15.9"
Dimensions without frame:
H 29 cm / 11.4"
W 27 cm / 10.6"