Ernesto Gutierrez

Cubistic Cityscape, 1981
Oil on canvas
36 x 26 in
SKU: 13642g
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This painting is one of the series of cubist cityscapes that the Peruvian artist Ernesto Gutierrez was experimenting with in the early part of his career. The entire composition is constructed of a lattice of crystalline planes of color. This composition, instead of focusing on the geometric lattices of local architecture alone, places two figures in the immediate foreground. The two women carry sacks of produce to market, shifting along as the buildings themselves seem to change through time. Paintings like this show the artist's observation of daily life on the streets of Peru, but at the same time elevate these figures with mystery and magic. 36 x 26 inches, canvas 47.5 x 37.25 inches, frame Signed and dated twice, lower right Framed to conservation standards using a 2.75-inch linen liner and mock tortoise shell beveled moulding with gold finish lip.