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'The Power of Words' by F. DuParc (circa 1950s-70s)


SKU 0906

'The Power of Words', oil on board, by F. DuParc (circa 1950s - 1970s). A joyous, powerful female figure with art deco features and stylised pencils as limbs celebrates the supremacy of the written word. The artist has imagined a book in the depiction which doubles for her standing surface. Clearly an homage to the phrase 'The pen is mightier than the sword' which was penned by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 indicating that communication, particularly the written word, or in some interpretations, administrative power or advocacy of an independent press, is a more effective tool than direct violence. 

'The Power of Words', like DuParc's other works, combine style, symbolism and symmetry all at once. The painting is overall in fair-to-good vintage condition showing minor blemishing on the painting surface commensurate with its age. It is newly and beautifully framed to complement the artwork. Please carefully view the many photos accompanying this listing to best appreciate its condition and aesthetic qualities. Upon request, a video of the work may be provided. Regrettably nothing is known of the artist who signed the work: 'F. DuParc'. This gallery lists several works by the artist on this platform. Please feel free to enquire about acquiring a set.

Dimensions with frame:

H 40.0 cm / 15.7"

W 37.0 cm / 14.6"

Dimensions without frame:

H 29.5 cm / 11.6"

W 27.0 cm / 10.6"