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70s “Purgatory” Oil Painting


Striking, sizable vintage oil on canvas artwork from the 1970s portraying a modern interpretation of Purgatory.

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SKU: Paint-2547

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Striking, sizable vintage oil on canvas artwork from the 1970s portraying a modern interpretation of Purgatory. Originating from France and artistically signed in 1973.

Purgatory-themed art pieces encapsulate a diverse range of interpretations and styles, all centered around the concept of spiritual purification and transformation. Artists throughout history have been captivated by the idea of an intermediate state—a realm between earthly life and the afterlife—where souls undergo purification before reaching their final destination. From classical paintings depicting souls in a state of reflection and growth to contemporary pieces exploring abstract and conceptual notions of purgatory, these artworks serve as a compelling exploration of the human journey toward spiritual enlightenment and redemption.

This particular artwork is notable for its imposing size, compelling theme, and the delightful use of rich brown hues.

This painting has undergone a thorough cleaning process by a skilled painting restorer affiliated with the University of Amsterdam, ensuring its overall excellent condition.

Height: 156 cm
Width: 210 cm

Materials and Techniques: Oil on canvas

Provenance: France

Period: late 20th century

Date of Manufacture: 1973

Condition: Wear consistent with age and use. Good condition as shown in images.

Condition & Photography

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The physical object can differ slightly in colour from the object as presented online. We have made every effort to display colours accurately, but cannot guarantee that the pictures accurately reflect the colour of those goods in real life.


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