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"Kublai Khan," Large Art Deco Painting Masterpiece with Male Nudes, 1943

$15,000

About the Item

Inspired by "Kublai Khan," the famed Romantic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and one of a series painted by Milton Bond dating from the 1940s and 1950s, this depiction of a nude youth flanked by two other nude figures is a masterpiece of Art Deco merged with a vivid Surrealism. Bond was an important painter who worked for the Munsell Color Company and developed a system to describe colors on a scientific scale. Later he taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and became fascinated with carborundum crystals, introducing them in a stylized, vividly-colored form to his paintings. This painting uses them as a kind of architectural context for his nude figures, drenching them in gorgeous blues, pale pinks and greens. Measures: 42-inch.
  • Creator:
    Milton Bond (Painter)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 41.5 in (105.41 cm)Width: 31.5 in (80.01 cm)Depth: 1 in (2.54 cm)
  • Style:
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1943
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU86513216862

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