John N. Colt

Peach Stoned, c. 1960
Mixed media on canvas
68 x 42 in
SKU: 12568c
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"Peach Stoned" is an original painting in mixed media by the Midwestern non-objective artist John Colt. Colt's paintings are often filled with small figures of insects and critters, but this work comes from a series that is more plainly abstract. The image is constructed of fields of color – primarily warm yellows and oranges – divided by subtly curving lines of green and freckles of brown. Indeed, as the title suggests, Colt appears to abstract a peach by taking an extreme close-up view of the fruit. This was a beloved technique for abstraction among artists of the twentieth century, as the curves and colors of fruit remind of the curves and sensuality of the human body. Signed in pencil bottom center Signed in pencil on the reverse, upper left Label on the reverse, possibly from the McNeany store, Beloit WI 68 x 42 inches, canvas 68.75 x 42.75 inches, frame Housed in a frame of the artist's original design and construction Overall good condition; some surface losses to frame; scattered marks to surface of painting; would benefit from cleaning