Some of my Facebook followers enjoy a good artwork mystery, so why not make it a regular part of the blog? When a moment arises, I will share a piece of art that has simply left the RoofTop Antiques crew bewildered. Our state of wonder usually finds its origin in the bottom corner, where lies the signature. What exactly does it say? And is it a well known artist?
This particular painting has been sitting around for about a year and a half. We aren't even sure where we found it or how much we paid for it. (I know that information is available somewhere, but digging would be required. Let's face it: it's Friday, and there won't be any digging today.) This piece features a bullfighter and his opponent. The medium is oil on canvas. The framed painting measures 28 3/4" by 34 1/2". The painting alone is 24" by 30 1/4"
We aren't even sure what style to call this piece. Is it impressionist? Or could it be considered abstract? And that signature. Is it a single name? Or do you see something else? Leave your comments below, or hop over to our Facebook page to tell us what you think!
Frankly, I am not fond of monkeys. They affect me the way spiders and snakes affect other people. The flying monkeys in “The Wizard of Oz” and the rogue monkeys in Robin Williams’s “Jumanji” were menacing to me, and I closed my eyes so I wouldn’t have to see them.