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Scheherazade

$ 850
  • Description
    Art Deco painting of Scheherazade by Gustave Kaitz depicting the legendary Persian queen Scheherazade from "1001 Nights" reading a tale to her spouse, the Persian king Shahryar. Considered to be one of the last art deco artists of the 20th century. Kaitz has a very distinct style, reminiscent of artist/designer Erté. The self-styled painter began establishing his reputation in the 1930s, during the latter part of the Art Deco period. Kaitz developed a unique style of painting, his art taking on untried visions through his conceptual Deco works of the times, employing mixed media of water colors, pastels and pencil, painted on board. Kaitz's mythologies are peopled by celestial beings - women who are not really women at all; they are goddesses, illusions beyond the confines of time. They are intellectual concepts, more than tangible creatures of beauty.

    Gouache on board. Painting size: 26 x 32 in

    The margin around the edges evidences where the original mat framed the piece. The work maintains an impressive vibrancy, demonstrative of the painter's deftness of hand. The painting is sold unframed, ready for framing. Kaitz signature lower left.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Gouache on board
    Condition: Good. Vintage painting shows slight signs of fading that are commensurate with age.
    Creation Date: 1930s
    Styles / Movements: Modernism, Other , Color
    Incollect Reference #: 490543
  • Dimensions
    W. 32 in; H. 26 in;
    W. 81.28 cm; H. 66.04 cm;
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