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Flowers, c.1960

Flowers, c.1960
Flowers, c.1960
Tsingos, Thanasis
(Elefsina 1914 - Athens 1965)
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Oil on canvas

Flowers, a typical work by Tsingos, must have been painted around 1960 or a little earlier. It is a pure expression of his individual character - full of dynamism, tension, and spontaneity which found an outlet in this material-packed, exuberant, and - it could be said - violent painting. Natural forms - flowers, birds, the world of the sea - are reconstituted in his work with a freedom which distances it from the fidelity of representation, as the colours, with the relief technique, interpenetrate, thus touching upon the bounds of abstract expressionism, where the gesture is part of the work.