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"Nudes on Hypnos," Monumental Art Deco Masterpiece with Male Nudes by Paul Swan
An extraordinary work by an increasingly important and fascinating artist, "Nudes on Hypnos" was painted by Paul Swan, a dancer-turned-painter who was once deemed "the most beautiful man in the world." In the early 20th century he danced with the likes of Ted Shawn, Ruth Saint Denis and Isadora Duncan, and later he turned his attention to painting and sculpture, creating likenesses of Maurice Ravel, Charles Lindbergh, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prince Bira of Siam, Pope Paul VI, Percy Grainger and John F. Kennedy. Although he married, had children and enjoyed a happy family life, he was also bisexual and had affairs with men over the years. This painting, depicting an array of nude men asleep on a Greek island, is a very rare find. The medium is oil on masonite.
- CreatorPaul Swan (Painter)
- DimensionsHeight: 16.25 in. (41.28 cm)Width: 72.5 in. (184.15 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
- StyleArt Deco (Of the Period)
- Materials and Techniques
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1930s
- ConditionWear consistent with age and use. Overall good; exhibits several abrasions and paint losses; now framed and protected by glass.
- Seller LocationPhiladelphia, PA
- Reference Number1stDibs: LU865115706831
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