Powerful mid-century modern era painting by “Rutten.” The captivating image looks as though it could be a battle scene or a fire. The dramatic scene is largely abstract – a composition of exploding orange and yellow brush strokes on a stark black ground. Look closely near the base of the flame-like strokes to see what appears to be stick figures with white circles. These rudimentary figures appear to be carrying staffs or spears. The white circles may be shields. Perhaps the scene is not a battle, but rather a celebratory or religious bon fire. No matter your point of reference, this painting is sure to capture your imagination. The piece is housed in its original walnut wood frame with gold trim. Perfectly preserved and ready to take its place in your home. The horizontal “landscape” proportion is perfect for placement above your sofa or adjacent to a dining table.