LADY WITH SHAWL Size: H:91cm x 79cm cm (including frame) Oil on Canvas
A well-executed and impactful French semi-abstract blue and red oil portrait.
The style of the painting is typically modernist in ethos, with the artist focusing on colour contrast and bold outlines to create this outstanding portrait.
A restrained palette comprising shades of blue to red have been used to fill the painting. Swift and painterly brushstrokes have been executed in an almost forceful manner, creating thick layers of paint (impasto) that add a striking textured effect and a sense of three dimensionality to the work overall.
Framed in a canvas surround frame with muted gold trim this piece is truly impactful.
There is some paint loss to areas of the canvas, and it looks as if there is a faint impression of the artists signature to the top left hand corner, I can just about make out a 6 leading me to believe this a midcentury piece.