Cecil Edwin Frans Skotnes (South African, 1926-2009) 'Judean Wall'
Lot 123W
Cecil Edwin Frans Skotnes (South African, 1926-2009) 'Judean Wall'
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 25,000 - 34,000
amended
Lot Details
Cecil Edwin Frans Skotnes (South African, 1926-2009)
'Judean Wall'
painting on incised panel
79 x 120cm (31 1/8 x 47 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • Motivated by his visit to Jerusalem in 1982, Skotnes commenced a series of work entitled Judean Walls. Seeking to achieve the "ideal of painting spiritual landscape", the artist focused on infusing the pictorial elements of form, shape, and pattern with a sense of light and atmosphere. Frieda Harmsen has referred to the figures depicted as "large tragic nudes" with "monumental heads", set in a mystical setting and suffused with a tangible sense of emotion. From these important works, Skotnes would develop his Figure in a Metaphysical Landscape paintings.

    A comparable work from the Judean Walls series is illustrated in Harmsen, 1996 (p.49)

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    F. Harmsen, Cecil Skotnes, (Cape Town, 1996)

Saleroom notices

  • Bears Goodman Gallery label (verso)
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