029. MALEAS Constantine (1879-1928)

029. MALEAS Constantine (1879-1928)

Sounion c1918

Signed oil on board 30×35 cm

€ 3.500 – 4.500

In this beautiful painting, Maleas, masterfully minimizes the realistic elements while anthropomorphizing the objects (two trees) and leveling the painted space to illustrate what the eyes of the soul see; the spread of color and studied distribution of volumes impressively submit the viewer to the reading of the soul of the landscape. With the symbolist climate as a starting point, it distances itself from visual reality, disposing it to penetrate the deep nature of things. He eliminates the three-dimensional perspective and organizes the subject in distinct color zones, reducing natural objects to volumes and shapes without the loss of the slightest ridge, from their essential substance.

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