Artist John Banting: Sylph Melody

Artist John Banting (1902-1972): Sylph Melody

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John Banting (1902-1972):
Sylph Melody
Framed (ref: 10452)

Oil on board

14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

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Provenance: Gifted by the Artist to Alex Postan c.1965.

Exhibited: Storran Gallery, 1938

This painting was made in the years following Banting’s exposure to the Surrealism movement in Paris, where he met with André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, and René Crevel. It anticipates the style that Banting would showcase at the International Surrealist Exhibition in London (1936), New York (1936) and Paris (1938), and includes the amorphous, human-like shapes and disguised profile portraits that can be seen in many of his major works.