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OIL PAINTING IN GOLD GLIT FRAME "Old master style" Beautiful River Sce

OIL PAINTING IN GOLD GLIT FRAME "Old master style" Beautiful River Sce



very good condition piece , ready to hang



Mid 20th Century 


Title: Beautiful River Crossing Scene
Artist: John Sinclair Black 
Old master Style
Signed: lower Left
Provenance: John castagno signature
Medium : Oil painting on canvas
Condition: very good
Country: British school
Frame sizes : 29.5" x 23.5"

( 76cm x 59cm )

Canvas sizes : 24" in x 18"in
(61cm x 41cm)


John Sinclair Black was a creative visual artist. John Sinclair Black

was born in 1942. Also born in 1942 and of this same generation are

 Kathryn Kynoch, Sue Eisler, Antonín Sládek, Inger Beckman, and 

Maria Purificacion Herreros.

Further Biographical Context for John Sinclair Black

Born in 1942, John Sinclair Black was largely influenced by the 1960s. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, bearing witness to great increase of modernist philosophies and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the beginning of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the twentieth century, and was epitomised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place across the globe. Psychedelia, an vast increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further defined the era. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging at a similar time. On one hand, Pop advocated the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. The work of art by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the rapidly developing Capitalism of the United States, taking things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their primary visual inspiration. A parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the very first flowerings of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, focused solely on line, colour and geometric form as key constituents of both painting and sculpture. The significant figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a powerful offshoot of minimalism, a discipline that became renowned through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Colour Field painting, as practiced by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further developed some of the expressive philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, but stripped away much of the rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-based approach to surface and colour that related this practice to Minimalism. Around the world many artistic movements resonated the creative concerns of the above mentioned movements, often with regional specialties and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.


Estimate of : £900 - £1200 In a London West end Gallery







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