Original Watercolor by Max Vidal Vintage Mid Century Mexican Art
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This watercolor painting by artist Max Vidal is a sensitive impression of Taxco, Mexico, in the 1950's. A man in a sombrero with his serape over his shoulder is gazing out over the town. In the foreground are the tiled roofs of buildings, while in the distance are the twin towers of the ancient church of Santa Prisca, framed by Atache Hill in the Taxco Mountains. The colors are soft and the painting has a definite 1950's look and feel. The dark brown wooden frame has a carved, gold painted outer edge and a dark green painted inner edge, while the innermost liner was left the unpainted walnut color. The frame very much complements the art.
The framed measurements are 19 inches by 15 inches. It projects from the wall about 2 inches and weighs 3 pounds. The watercolor on paper floats against a plain white paper background; the artwork itself measures approximately 9 inches by 13 inches. It's all in excellent condition, including the glass, except for small rubbed areas about an inch long on the top and bottom outer edges of the finish on the frame. We had our framer put new dust paper, a new hanging wire (we'll include the hanger) and rubber bumpers at the bottom to protect the wall.
Information is scarce about Max Vidal, who signed this painting with his usual 'MAX V." We've read that he is (was?) Mexican and a "well listed" artist, but we have yet to find that listing or his biography. In any event, it is a very handsome and decorative artwork and one that you'll enjoy owning.