032. MALEAS Constantine (1879-1928)

032. MALEAS Constantine (1879-1928)

‘The road to Kalavryta’ c1920s

Signed oil on board 40×50 cm

€ 3.500 – 5.000

Intersecting levels that entrap the viewer’s gaze, forms that enclose restlessness and movement obey to his desire for nature to subjugate to his artistic need. The light originates through the materiality of the colour and creates here with a powerful vocabulary the emotional and psychographic essence of the volumes. The subject becomes an opportunity to emphasize the expressive traits of color to warmly capture the soul of the landscape. With impressive effortless simplicity, the artist’s well-known tendency to formulate and his preference for using color as an essential element, both in terms of its quality and its symbolic reduction, only gives us a view of the location while a topographic identity remains forbidden. The sculpting of the volumes combines with the avoidance of details, the interiority of the colors, the broad relief strokes that carry gestural energy, created by the broad brushstrokes imbued with gestural energy, the conspicuous use of a quick light combine to construct his own alluring universe that pulses with intensity and dynamism. 

Ref. « Κ.Maleas» publ. ADAM Athens 2000 variant shown p.232 under the general title ‘Landscape’

PROV. Private collection Athens


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