Original European Oil Painting: 20th-century Belgian School bust portrait of a young boy, oil on canvas, signed Albert Terken (1919-1992).
The canvas has significant thickness on the model's face, collar and shoulders, with a smoother finish on the white areas of the bust. The light is perfectly distributed and the color undertones on the subject's face are balanced, and at the same time bold. Albert seems to reveal the inner personality of the subject, his essence. He has almost a sculptor's approach to this portrait, where his subject suddenly emerges from the bottom, affirming an individuality. The effect is reinforced by this neutral blue background which leaves plenty of room for the regard and imagining the story of the sitter.
About the artist: Albert Terken (1919 - 1992) is a Belgian lithographer and artist. Passionate about drawing since an early age, he attended the Beaux-Arts in Brussels. He was a versatile artist, always fighting to preserve his creative independence. Terken was fast to break free from academic aesthetic canons, but always sought to achieve technical mastery and find the light and beauty in his subjects. His works are regularly exhibited in Belgium and France. In 1997, after he died, he was awarded a Special Distinction Award by the Malta International Art Biennial.
- Overall size: 27.9" x 21.2" / 71cm x 54cm.
- Size without the Frame: 22.8" x 14.9" / 58cm x 38cm.
- Provenance: Belgium.
- Signed: Yes, Albert Terken (1919-1992).
- Date: 20th-century.
- Condition: The canvas is in very good condition despite small gaps on the edges. The frame has impacts and losses, the main ones are located in the low angle must, with a vertical gap (2.3 ") and a main horizontal gap (6.2"). Despite visible size gaps, the years have given the gilding a matte appearance with a lot of character.
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