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"Circus Performers," Brilliant Example of Surrealist Folk Art in Inlaid Wood



Brilliantly designed and executed, this example of wood inlay Folk Art, by Renato Maggiora in 1953, depicts a pair of circus acrobats at the centre, highly stylized and showing the influence of Cubism, Surrealism and midcentury abstraction. To the left the artist depicts the audience, and around the figures is a network of ropes and abstract Miro-esque shapes. The panel is executed in walnut and fruitwood, and is signed and dated.


  • Creator
    Renato Maggiora (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Overall excellent; some scraping or scratching to surface.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86519366793

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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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