Top Marx – AO047
This oil on canvas painting is another from my colour and form series where I use colour and form as a means to describe my characters. To give my viewer a sense of who the subjects are by using colour to influence emotions and moods and form and shape to include, dis-include or possibly exaggerate or certain personality traits.
Groucho, Harpo and Chico are three of five brothers from the famous Marx Brothers comedy act successful in Vaudeville, on Broadway and in some of the earlies motion pictures in form early 1900’s to around 1950. I chose to paint these three because of their own unique and different personalities and used the three primary colours to represent their individuality. These three comedians came together in a way that uniquely portrayed their own eccentricities as well as complimented and enhanced the others. It was a brilliant balance of individual styles coming together to form a magnificent and highly successful team in the same way the primary colours relate to each other.
In the painting I have included certain physical objects synonymous with the brother’s personalities. Groucho’s glasses and cigar, Harpo’s golden curls and trick rose and Chico’s bow tie and Tyrolean hat. Although the brothers have distinct personalities, they are still brothers so to portray this, I have included their individual tie styles but connected them by including their brothers’ colours on each.
I love and admire these guys. I still to this day use some of Groughos quotes and sayings. I think their influence helped to shape Hollywood and this continues into today. They were a large part of a very successful period of a time admired by millions throughout the world.
My name is Peter Jantke and I am an artist living in Queensland Australia. To see my bio, please click here
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Limited Edition Prints
All prints are Limited Edition and personally printed, signed and numbered by the artist. This print is available in three sizes:
The following sizes are the art face and do not include borders and rebates.
Small – Face size 35cm x 50cm (13.8″x 19.7″)
Medium – Face size 56cm x 80cm (23.3″x 31.4″)
Large – Face size 84cm x 120cm (33″x 47.2″)
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Who is the artist?
Peter Jantke is an artist living in South East Queensland Australia. Together with his wife Loletta, they have developed an art based business selling his artworks and using his images to produce a number of commercial products. For further information on Peter, Loletta and their business please follow this link to the about us page.
What is meant by ‘Petes Art’?
Peter produces two kinds of images – his own work and the commercial artwork needed for the business. The difference between the two is simple. His choice of subjects and style and the subjects and styles required to produce commercially diverse and generally appealing products. ‘Pete’s Art’ is the work he undertakes for his own pleasure and personal artistic development.
What mediums are the originals done in?
Peter paints in oils, pastels, pencils and using digital applications like Adobe Photoshop. All images, including the digital images are a traditional style using brush, pastel blocks and airbrushes.
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Generally, no they don’t although there are a few that have them. This is listed on the description pages. For the purpose of website display, most of the images are framed digitally.
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