Surrealist Works

Following her Early period, Dusti entered a period of subjective Surrealist experimentation.  This period includes works in a vaguely circus-inspired theme referred to as her “Circus Series”.  Eventually her surrealist style evolved into a uniquely subjective series of paintings often marked by figures she referred to as “Keyhole People”.

 

Circus, 1938, oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 24 in.

 

Mother and Child I, 1938, oil on canvas, 20 x 26 in.

 

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The Egyptian Boy Abstract Portrait, c. 1947, watercolor on paper, 11 1/2 x 9 in.

 

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Our Eyes Like Keyholes See Within Us or Two Orange Keyhole Faces, c. 1950, watercolor on paper, 11 x 8 1/4 in.

 

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Multicolored Abstraction (Dark), c. 1950, watercolor on paper, 17 x 13 3/4 in.

Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA.

 

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Untitled (Keyhole People), 1950, watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 in.

 

Red/Orange Abstraction with Tan Background, c. 1950, watercolor on paper, 11 3/4 x 9 in.

Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA.

 

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Untitled (Surrealist Figures with Orange Splatter), 1950, watercolor on paper, 11 3/4 x 9 in.

 

 Orange Abstraction with Maroon Background, 1950, watercolor on paper, 11 1/2 x 9 in.

Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA.

 

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Untitled (Surrealist Composition with Striped Tree), c. 1950, watercolor, 11 3/4 x 9 in.


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Untitled (Surrealist Keyhole People), 1950, watercolor on paper, 11 3/4 x 9 in.

 

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Untitled (Surrealist Keyhole People and Red Circle), 1950, watercolor on paper, 11 3/4 x 9 in.

 

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Untitled (Surrealist Keyhole People), c. 1950, watercolor on paper, 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.

 

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The Whimsical Pigeon, c. 1950, oil on canvas, 30 x 20 in.

 

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Our Halves of Selves Move Through the Night Shadows, 1952, oil on canvas, 30 x 22 in.

 

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#14, 1952, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in.

 

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Below Looks Up, 1952, oil on canvas, 26 x 36 in.

 

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The Blue Face of a Dream, 1953, oil on canvas, 39 x 26 in.

 

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Multicolored Abstraction (Light), 1959, watercolor and ink on paper, 14 x 11 in.

Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA.