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Galerie Sommerlath

Signed Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Young Boy

Signed Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Young Boy

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The aesthetics of the human figure in art offer a captivating perspective for artists and enthusiasts, a delicate balance between simplicity and subtlety. In this oil painting, a young boy who breathes freedom and seems untamable radiates with a singular force of aura. Everything is studied, including the background and subject, in the same way, and similar colors, tones of green-blue and yellow-beige, are highlighted by the hues of the skin and a brighter shirt. The silhouette is outlined in black. The artist chose to integrate a background into the nuances of the pants, abolishing any perspective. There is something sad of a time gone by and a feeling of waiting. His face is at a 3/4 angle. This power of angular incidence possessed by the oblique axis can energize the space, infusing the work with a cinematic atmosphere.

Each portrait harbors a concealed narrative. Then, the story no longer solely belongs to the artist but also to those who become privy to it. The synthesis of figurative work in art is thus not an isolated act of creation but a dance between the artist, the model, and the viewer, each participating, interpreting, and understanding, demystifying a piece of life woven in light and shadows.

The painting is signed, but the artist's name remains challenging to decipher, creating another mystery to unravel.

PERIOD: 1940-1949
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 39" Width: 28.75" Depth: 3"
MATERIAL: Canvas, Oil

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