‘Boat-houses in Kaliagra-Mt.Athos’ c1924
Signed oil on panel 25×37 cm
€2,500 – €4,000
PROV. Priv.coll. Thessaloniki
A masterful psychographic rendering of the monastic complex of the Arsanas (boat-houses) of Mount Athos by Papaloukas. A uniquely dazzling piece/find, hitherto unknown, that exudes life, walking the tightrope between tradition and avant-garde. Schematic acuity, harmony in the relationship between masses and the abstract principles he uses with the simplest architectural shapes clearly reference the de-spiriting of matter. The artist’s particular skill and psychographic rhythm lend a certain warmth and coziness to the otherwise eerie landscape. A warm, sweet light activates the senses by acting as a catalyst for the colors, highlighting the depicted values and giving a sense of purity in the intensity of the tones.
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