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Two Clowns, 1940 (oil on masonite)

Two Clowns, 1940 (oil on masonite)


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Two Clowns, 1940 (oil on masonite)

650750 Two Clowns, 1940 (oil on masonite) by Kuhn, Walt (1880-1949); 25.5x30.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Two Clowns. Walt Kuhn (1880-1949). Oil on masonite. Signed and dated 1940. 25.5 x 30.6cm); Photo © Christies Images; American, out of copyright

Media ID 25146666

© Christie's Images / Bridgeman Images

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This print showcases Walt Kuhn's mesmerizing painting, "Two Clowns" created in 1940. The oil on masonite artwork depicts two clowns in a close-up portrait style, their haunting expressions and dreamlike costumes capturing the viewer's attention. The artist, an American painter known for his unique style and portrayal of performers, skillfully brings these characters to life with intricate details and vibrant colors. The men-only composition adds an intriguing element to the piece, emphasizing the performative nature of their attire. The clowns' faces are adorned with face paint, enhancing their eerie presence. Their direct gazes pierce through the canvas, inviting viewers into their world of entertainment and mystery. This mid-20th-century masterpiece evokes a sense of both fascination and unease. Kuhn's mastery lies in his ability to convey emotion through brushstrokes and costume choices. The clowns' outfits exude a fierce energy that is simultaneously captivating and menacing. As we delve deeper into this artwork, we find ourselves immersed in a realm where dreams intertwine with nightmares. This print captures every detail of Kuhn's original work flawlessly while preserving its historical significance. It serves as a reminder of the enduring power of art to evoke emotions and transport us to different worlds.

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