Vladimir Tretchikoff 'Balinese Girl' Framed Vintage Print | Circa 1960s

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ALL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE

Due to the size of this incredible piece and fragility (of the glass), it is not available for shipping. We can however offer delivery in the Greater Sydney area, including the South Coast and Central Coast. Please make contact to obtain a delivery fee.

Pick up from our Newtown store is of course an option.

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Vladimir Tretchikoff, born in 1913, was a self-taught artist whose distinctive style captured the hearts of millions. His work, characterised by its vivid colours and dramatic themes, offers a visual feast that continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Despite facing criticism, he remained committed to his vision, creating art for the people.

Tretchikoff's work in his 'Women of the World' series would likely be his most recognisable work.

This collection is a testament to Tretchikoff’s deep respect and fascination for the diverse cultures of the places he visited. It presents captivating female portraits from around the world, their strength and grace masterfully portrayed. Through his distinctive use of colour and form, Tretchikoff immortalises these women in all their multifaceted beauty. Whether they are depicted in traditional attire or modern dress, each woman radiates a unique charm that transcends geographical boundaries.

Source, Tretchikoff's official site, which you can access here.

 

THIS LISTING

Print Balinese Girl

Original Painting Date 1959
Print and Frame Date 1960s

Dimensions 63cm tall, 53cm wide

Condition Excellent vintage condition - possibly one of the best we've seen. The print colours are bright and strong with no real fading that we can see. The frame shows some light surface wear, commensurate with age. We have taken apart the piece, cleaned the glass internally and resealed the piece using new framer's backing tape.

(please excuse the reflections in the glass from the photography)

This is an official framed print and while it doesn't have the name of the company that framed the piece, we believe it was completed at the same time as the Chinese Lady which we also have in stock, as these were purchased from the same estate. In that instance, the framing would have been by Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd. in the UK, circa 1960s.

 

More about the Balinese Girl:

Balinese Girl is a striking masterpiece that delves into the enchanting charm of Eastern beauty. With its vivid hues and evocative subject matter, this piece illustrates Tretchikoff’s penchant for exploring diverse cultural identities. The portrait centres on a young Balinese woman, who knows she is being looked at, her gaze holding a hint of intrigue and a sense of timeless elegance.

Tretchikoff’s vibrant colour palette, accentuated by the brilliant gold of the woman’s headpiece, complements the subdued, earthy tones of her complexion, creating a striking contrast that is both visually impactful and emotionally resonant. Balinese Girl is more than a simple portrait; it is a visual narrative that encapsulates the allure of the unique and the intimate, perfectly capturing Tretchikoff’s subjective perspective on global beauty.

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