"Two Musicians" is an original oil painting on a mahogany panel created by Emile Bemindt. In the image, two musicians play instruments in a lush garden. The woman, dressed in elegant silks, plays a cittern, while the man plays a flute. Behind them, a white classical statue, which probably depicts the gods Aphrodite, Pan and Eros, indicates the romantic connotations of this duet. The garden in which they sit as well reflects the sensuality of the scene, with the garden growing wild and untamed like the love between the two figures. Emile Bemindt signed the artwork in the lower left. There is a label on the back of the artwork for J.O. Krumbholz Fine Arts Milwaukee.
Artwork Size: 12" x 8 7/8"
Frame Size: 16 3/4" x 13 1/2"
Framed in an antique wood moulding with gold finish fillet and lip.
This work is in overall good condition. There is some yellowing to varnish; craqueleure throughout the clothing and hat of male figure; also a small scratch with loss in lower right corner.
Émile Bemindt was a French artist active between 1859 and 1872 and is best known for work in the style of the Rococo Revival: During the late nineteenth century, there was a renewed interest in the Rococo and artists created new paintings like this to reflect the sensual images by such artist as François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard.