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Busy Surreal City Scene
Mid Century Oil



Diana Ferlini

This playful mid 20th century oil on canvas surreal scene is by Mid Century Surrealist, Diana Ferlini Duncan (1911-1983). Born in Switzerland of Italian parents she immigrated to the US as a child, later moving to Hollywood where she began a serious pursuit of painting as an adult. Like many of the female Surrealists post WWII, Ferlini’s themes include: a feminine perspective on the Nuclear Family; the isolation of the new American home; the objectification of the female body; and left-leaning points of view on war, immigration and social issues.

Mid 20th Century
Oil on Canvas
38.5"x26.5" framed, 34"x22" unframed 

Signed lower left. Framed in a restored vintage wood frame with ornate carved filigree and gold finish. Frame has been cut down to fit the piece. Excellent vintage condition.