Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Devil - Battle of Good and Evil - Nude woman Like Hieronymus Bosch

$ 22,000
  • Description
    Will good ultimately triumph over evil?
    Or is it a perpetual tug of war?
    WPA Artist Leonard Lopez paints a complex figural work with the theme "the fight between good and evil. It's reminiscent of the medieval paintings by Hieronymus Bosch, where demons evoke fear and confusion to portray the evil of man.
    In this painting, a closeup of a young female’s erotic buttock fills the horizontal space.
    Engulfing the sexy nude body is a dense array of Lilliputian-like figures.
    The top third of the composition is crammed with floating, sexy, nude female bodies.
    The bottom part of the painting features a cross-section of people engaged in their diverse jobs.
    Mounted on the nude cheek, Artist Leo Lopez paints a victorious Red Devil with a trident.
    He’s holding a wealthy man in a tuxedo upside down. The supernatural powers of the Devil's red forked tail extend beyond its normal length and, like a tentacle from a sea monster, entangles many of the characters that represent society.
    To the extreme center right Lopez paints a Winged Venus dressed in a golden dress and gesturing upward in a victorious pose. She too has the a rope. It’s a golden rope of goodness. It emanates from her hand and winds around the members of society. In the center, we see a nude holding a $20 gold coin with a date of 1929.
    This was the year of the great Stock Market Crash and ushered in the 10 year long great depression .
    Signed indistinctly lower right. Leo Lopez de A _ _ _ .
    We are not 100% who this artist is but most likely it is Leonard Lopez who was a WPA artist.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, California
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Oil on Canvas
    Condition: Good. light surface grime. minor undulation to canvas. Repaired tiny puncture lower center - visible only on close inspection. Framed has some paint lose and chips
    Creation Date: 1929
    Styles / Movements: Conceptualism, Surrealism, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 713211
  • Dimensions
    W. 29.25 in; H. 26.25 in;
    W. 74.3 cm; H. 66.68 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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