Martha Mayer Erlebacher (American, 1937-2013)(#54651)
Five nude women in various poses in surrealist garden landscape. Oil on canvas. Unsigned. Canvas size 60 x 60 inches, frame size 61 x 61 inches. Framed. Ultra-realistic still-life and figure painter Martha Mayer Erlebacher was born in 1937 and became Chair of the Faculty at the New York Academy of Art in Manhattan. Since the 1970s, she has painted fruit, eggs, pots, vases and a variety of other objects in a realistic style and also paints Renaissance-like figures, primarily portraits and the female nude. Her oil paintings feature warm colors and her drawings subtle changes of value. She often places her figures in ornamental, Renaissance-like interiors of checkered marble floors and walls, as in Woman with Chaos, Time and Death. This painting offers traditional symbolic images and arrangement of figures recalling the sacred conversationa partially clad woman with the symbolic figures responsible for her dissolution, Chaos, Time and Death. Notice to bidders: Condition reports and additional photographs are provided by request as a courtesy to our clients, as such any condition report is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free of defects, imperfections, restoration, wear and tear, or the effects of aging. Capo Auction shall have no responsibility for any error or omission, additionally all lots are sold As Is and in accordance with the conditions of sale.
High Estimate $2500
Low Estimate $1500