'Posing Nudes' by STM (circa 1960s-70s)
'Posing Nudes', oil on board, by artist with the initials STM (circa 1960s-70s). A delightful cubist depiction of a portrait of two young women in sensuous pose. There are no facial features - just lines and colour. Painted with the warmer hues of the colour spectrum, the work is executed in harmonious browns, fading yellows and coral with splashes of white. This painting surely must have been inspired by Pablo Picasso's cubist period and most possibly is an homage to his 'les Demoiselles d'Avignon', his groundbreaking painting from 1907. Like that work, the women depicted here are portrayed in angles, curves and jagged shards defined by the subtle colours between the lines. In good overall condition. Newly cleaned and framed with a French-style linen slip. Signed by the artist in the lower left. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying the listing. 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, 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 is 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 41 cm / 16.1"
W 35 cm / 13.8"
Dimensions without frame:
H 29 cm / 11.4"
W 23 cm / 9.1"