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"Timur 'Imu," Exotic Asian Fantasy, Art Deco Painting with Male Nudes

$3,750

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Mysterious, jewel-toned and sensuous at the same time, this gorgeous gouache painting by Dooley Dionysius depicts a circle of nude men on a sculpted platform, linked together arm in arm, either in solidarity or competition. Contrasting with the warm flesh tones of the figures is a backdrop of gorgeous, cobalt-blue water, pink lily pads, and a temple all in white and tangerine. Every element of the painting is painstakingly detailed, including a frieze of turtles around the cornice of the platform, exotic birds incorporated into the pediment of the temple, and a barge powered by an oarsman in the distance. Dionysius spent much of his artistic life in California, and worked in the animation department of the Disney Studios in the 1930s. (Dimensions include matte and frame.).

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