'Still Life in Form and Shape' by J.G. (circa 1960s)
'Still Life in Form and Shape', oil on board, by J.G. (circa 1960s). Squares, circles, lines and angles are arranged in a cacophonous, layered cubist composition. The geometric shapes are defined by strong lines and filled with countless hues and colours. Another of J.G.'s tributes to the artworks of the cubists, Gris, Picasso and Braque, this vibrant depiction of forms and shapes is clearly an homage yet an entirely original piece at the same time. There is harmony and balance in all of that cubist chaos and seductive colour to draw you in as the viewer. An artwork that will enrich any room in which it is placed. In good vintage condition commensurate with age. The work has been newly framed with a linen slip. It is initialed: 'J.G.' in lower left hand corner. Upon request a video of the artwork will 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, including several by J.G. 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. Often 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 these 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 36.5 cm / 14.4"
W 34 cm / 13.4"
Dimensions without frame:
H 23.5 cm / 9.3"
W 20.5 cm / 8.1"