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Unidentified print; no signature.

 
 
nyxreva
 
Reply Mon 18 Jun, 2012 12:03 am
Want a challenge folks? I have this lovely print in my home that has been cropped and lacquered onto wood as a wall hanging. I didn't do it, I just found it at a thrift store. I imagine it was done that way perhaps due to damage on the edges, considering they're mostly trimmed off. Anyway, the print is probably no older than thirty years old, it's a stylized painting of a lady dancing; loosely inspired by East Indian art, and she's wearing slippers and a dress that has the moon on one breast and the sun on the other. It also has tints of gold painted into it, almost like modern palekh. Very interesting piece. There seems to be no signature, I would appreciate any help given. Here is a link to the work in question. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3707394854956&set=a.1120183696294.18654.1578102509&type=3
 
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 18 Jun, 2012 05:07 am
@nyxreva,

your link doesn't work.
you should load the image on a free hosting site like photobucket...
nyxreva
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 03:55 am
@Region Philbis,
Thank you!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 04:03 am
@nyxreva,
cropping and lacquering onto wood is a way that will assure the print will be lost due to hemical deterioration . To have even a slight hope of value the print should be signed by hand to suggest that the artist even had ome influence on the printing process and outcome.
nyxreva
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 04:48 am
@farmerman,
I'm quite aware of this, but I had no hand in it. I found it in a thrift shop for 50 cents and I thought it was pretty, and decided it needed new life in my apartment. I just want to know who the artist was so I can find work of theirs that hasn't been stuck to a piece of wood in a hackneyed manner. Smile
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nyxreva
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 04:49 am
@nyxreva,
Update: here is a now hopefully functional link to the print in question. http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr249/tehsqueeness/IMG_20120608_210110.jpg
Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 05:16 am
@nyxreva,
It's a commercial piece probably produced in a studio where people are paid by the hour to produce art for the home decorating market. I doubt you will be able to actually find the person who created it. Hundreds of pieces like this are created everyday around the world and no one is given credit. You might want browse around for similar styles at Art.com:
http://www.art.com/home/subjects/posters.htm?WT.ac=Shop_Subjects

PS - On second look, it could be an illustration from a book. Maybe for Tales by Scheherazade or something like that. I suggest you do a Google Image search for things like "Arabian Nights Illustrations".
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 05:31 am
@nyxreva,
It seems to be in the style of works by Gustav Klimt. Not necessarily by him , but in his manner.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 05:55 am
@farmerman,
It's more children's story illustration to me. I think the subject is something like Morgiana dancing from 1001 Arabian Nights.

http://quest.eb.com/images/140/140_1637/140_1637382-W.jpg
nyxreva
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 04:45 am
@Green Witch,
See, I thought it was possibly a book illustration too. It reminds me of something like John Patience's illustrations for the Aladdin story, or more of a fantasy painting like Josephine Wall does. It was deliberately taken from something though, it doesn't look generic enough or low-quality enough to be a home-decor piece. For the people who can't see the picture, it looks like someone cut this piece out of the page of a book, trimmed the corners, lacquered it onto a spare piece of wood(or even wood paneling judging from the back), and nailed a wire into the back of it. It looks like kind of a tweaker job, honestly. But the Arabian Nights does give me a good little lad to go on.
nyxreva
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 04:56 am
@nyxreva,
I'm sorry, I shouldn't make such a gross generality like that. Not all decor pieces are generic or shoddy, I guess I'm just trying to say that I'm not willing to settle on that idea yet. Smile
Green Witch
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 09:28 am
@nyxreva,
I think you could do Google Image searches using the names of different illustrators and you might get a style match. I looked under things like "The 12 Dancing Princesses", "Arabian Nights" and thought I had a hit with Anne Anderson, but nothing was close enough.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 09:37 am
@Green Witch,
It's very close to this
http://i46.tinypic.com/34ffrs9.jpg
http://www.farshchianart.com/html/dawn.htm
http://www.farshchianart.com/html/onlineart3.htm
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 10:23 am
@Walter Hinteler,
http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr249/tehsqueeness/IMG_20120608_210110.jpg



good find Walter

the fingers are distinctive

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Green Witch
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 10:32 am
Mahmoud Farshchian it is. Excellent find, Walter. What did you search for the hit?
I think the colors don't match because the OP's is varnished.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 01:00 pm
@Green Witch,
Green Witch wrote:
What did you search for the hit?
I just used google's image search.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2012 12:58 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Google image I know, but what terms brought the image up? Did you know the artist or just google things like "painting of east indian dancer"? I did image searches for various book illustrators, Arabian Nights and East Indian subject matter.
sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2012 01:00 pm
@Green Witch,
I think Walter is referring to the "search by image" function.

Go to the regular image search section. Then look in the search box -- there should be a camera at the far right. Click on that, and you can plug in a specific image and it looks for matches.

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2012 01:15 pm
@sozobe,
Indeed.
First: http://i46.tinypic.com/2l8w3ex.jpg (It's very similar in English Wink )
And then you get this result.

The rest was easy ...
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2012 02:09 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
that's cool

it's a blocked function for me, but it's great to know it's out there
 

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