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'Reclining Nude in Colour ' by R.M. (circa 1940s - 1960s)

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'Reclining Nude in Colour', oil on board, by artist with the initials 'R.M.' (circa 1940s - 1960s). The age-old artistic tradition of the reclining nude goes back hundreds of years and includes some of the best-known works from art history. The reclining nude - albeit sometimes reimagined - remains a recurring theme throughout the 20th century. Drawing inspiration from classical forms, this vividly colourful work depicts a woman in an effortless pose, perhaps to relieve the tensions of daily life. Set against a dazzling backdrop of orange, blue, grey and yellow, the shapely woman's flesh tone calms the viewer and provides a counter to the bold setting. Unfortunately details of the artist's life remain undiscovered other than they lived in Berlin in the period after WWII. We must remember that under Soviet-controlled East Berlin, this type of art was considered a radical departure from the 'authorised' socialist realism and this is most likely the reason artists initialed rather than signed their works. In good vintage condition. Newly framed with linen slip. Initialed: 'R.M.' in the lower left hand corner. Upon request, a video of this work may be provided.

Dimensions with frame:

H 32.5 cm (12.8")

W 40 cm (15.8")

Dimensions without frame:

H 19 cm (7.5")

W 26.5 cm (10.4")