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The Waves

The Waves
The Waves
Aristefs Phrixos
(Athens 1879 - Athens 1951)
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The Waves gives expression to this modern trend of the early twentieth century, as this was assimilated in a strange way by a Greek artist. It shows a crazy and ceaseless hide-and-seek of the waves, which have been transformed into snail-shaped horses' torsos, with strange, confused convolutions and spirals, asymmetrical from a vertical point of observation, but symmetrical from the horizontal. The rhythmical flow of the movement and the continuous, fluid subject, rich in recapitulations, is a discourse and manner of expression of Jugendstil style, and it is only in this context that the decorative, mannered line and the marked symbolism contained in it can be understood.