ECONOMOU Michael (1888-1933) “The Dreaming House”

The Dreaming House

`The Dreaming House` is a characteristic example of those works in modern Greek art that expresses the new approach to landscape depiction, prevalent in the early 20th century. Although these representations present the viewer with recognizable natural models, they nonetheless set one`s mental powers to work to discover new formal equalities. Formalist schematizations in unified blocks of color activate the space, while the layered planes, clearly designated within in clean outlines, evoke the work of the Synthetist painters. Despite the fact that Economou uses quiet tones with a subtle sensibility that gives the work a lyrical quality, his color has a dynamic, expressive function since the color tensions are intertwined with the expression of feelings and emotions.