'The Minotaur' by V.R. (circa 1940s - 1960s)
'The Minotaur', oil on board, (circa 1940s - 1960s) by V.R. Clearly influenced by Picasso and his artworks revolving around bulls and minotaurs, this artist's version is even more abstract, colourful, linear and geometric all at once. With its striking and effective vertical orientation, the depiction is bold and confident. The geometric shapes are filled with colour and shadow covering the spectrum of hues over a grey and blue background. A stunning work of art. Initialed by the artist, 'V.R.' in lower lefthand corner. In good vintage condition in new frame with linen slip insert. A short video clip of this work can be provided upon request.
Our gallery has access to a cache of paintings from Berlin in the 1940s - 1960s. Unfortunately nothing is known of this artist, VR, other than they lived in Berlin in the period after WWII. Several galleries have acquired and are now selling these works which speaks to the widespread assessment of the quality and interest of the art.
Dimensions with frame:
H 61.5 cm / 24.2"
W 37.0 cm / 14.6"
Dimensions without frame:
H 48 cm / 18.9"
W 24 cm / 9.4"