The Veiled Nude

Artist:Rolf Armstrong
Medium:Pastel on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 32" x 26" Framed to 37" x 31"
Original Use:Unknown
Price:S O L D
Above: Detail
Above: Framed in original Newcomb-Macklin type wide profile frame
Above: The artist's signature lower left

A hauntingly beautiful, erotically charged, reclining nude pastel by Rolf Armstrong from his very best period. This nude was never published and dates from right around 1930; a seductive light and shadow meditation that finds Armstrong contemplating the "temptation of allure" and "the allure of temptation" in this jazz age, art deco erotic rendering of a veiled showgirl finding the light. Retains original wide profile Newcomb-Macklin style carved wood frame, properly lined behind glass.

Above: Detail
Above: Frame profile

While Armstrong today is heralded as "The Father of American Pin-up", the artist created only a handful of nudes in his long prolific career as an artist and illustrator.

Above: Another view
Above: Detail


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