Featured oddball little oil

Discussion in 'Art' started by charlie cheswick, Jun 27, 2022.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hi all

    found this in a charity shop for very little (£3)

    don't particularly like it at all, frame looks quite old though

    1980s with an old frame ?

    just found it a bit odd/interesting

    would like to hear what you think its about if anything

    two of the heads look like they have shaved heads, third looks like wearing a wig

    and is that flowing brown background supposed to represent hair ?

    very much doubt a known artist, maybe art student ? Aviary Photo_133008180640588555.jpg Aviary Photo_133008181812908503.jpg Aviary Photo_133008182936261088.jpg Aviary Photo_133008184018283954.jpg Aviary Photo_133008185189364892.jpg Aviary Photo_133008186302376128.jpg Aviary Photo_133008198346854308.jpg Aviary Photo_133008199692842653.jpg

    any thought or insights appreciated
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Signed Julia 84. Maybe Julia's not so happy family?
    And agree, an older frame in need of some TLC from charlie.
  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    thanks Aj, Ha ! hope i dont get an invite for christmas dinner this year :)
  4. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Looks a bit like it would hang on the wall in the old "Twilight Zone" tv series.
  5. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    What does the back look like?
  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hi Marie

    no marks or anything interesting, i think the backing part is makeshift

    Aviary Photo_133008200758060350.jpg
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  7. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Well i like it, Charlie. I like odd things. I do think its maybe an art students work,or a gifted amateur. There is some skill there.
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  8. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    I could see an emo/gothy college age person putting that on their wall if they didn’t have to spend too much on it.
  9. LauraGarnet02

    LauraGarnet02 Well-Known Member

    Moody and dramatic. (The guy hovering over the two women looks like young Marlon Brando to me, LOL.) A stormy love triangle.

    Other than my goofy stream of consciousness impressions, I know nothing else about painting.
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  10. George Chaney

    George Chaney Well-Known Member

    Have you removed the cardboard to look at the actual canvas? Seeing the canvas back can possibly help date it. At first glance, based upon the frame & paint condition I am thinking this is 1884 and not 1984, but I am by no means an art guy. Possibly a smoker given the yellowing of the string on the back, and if that is the case, the colors may be muted because of staining. Looking at it, I have the impression it is 3 moody women...lol Love to see the canvas frame....
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The styles of both the painting and the hairdo are late 20th century, not late 19th.;)
  12. George Chaney

    George Chaney Well-Known Member

    lol, I can dream :)
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  13. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Looks like an amateur artist's painting, and I like it too.
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  14. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    1984 -- 38 years ago, but the frame looks older. Or a newer frame emulating an old look -- and treated badly. The painting does look like it needs cleaning.
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