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Yiannis Tsarouchis
GREEK
DOMINIC
Schätzung
80.000120.000
Los Verkauft 151,250 GBP (Hammerpreis mit Käuferprovision)
ZU LOS SPRINGEN
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Yiannis Tsarouchis
GREEK
DOMINIC
Schätzung
80.000120.000
Los Verkauft 151,250 GBP (Hammerpreis mit Käuferprovision)
ZU LOS SPRINGEN

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Yiannis Tsarouchis
1910-89
GREEK
DOMINIC
signed and dated 1970 lower right
oil on paper laid on board
49.2 by 30.8cm., 19¼ by 12¼in.
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This work will be included in the Yiannis Tsarouchis catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Yiannis Tsarouchis Foundation.

Provenienz

Acquired from the artist by the present owner

Literatur

Tsarouchis Foundation ed., Yiannis Tsarouchis 1910-1989 Art, Athens, 1990, no. 428, illustrated

Katalognotizen

The present work relates to the personification of Autumn, in Tsarouchis' The Four Seasons (lot 27). Dominic was one of the artist's favourite models during the 1970s, and also featured in the work The Artist in his Studio and a Model with a Helmet.  

In comparison to The Four Seasons, Dominic demonstrates the aesthetic and thematic development of this specific portrait from conception to full-fledged artistic expression. Dominic is representational, incorporating details that ground the depiction in a contemporary actuality, without any divine attributes. While The Four Seasons incorporates a few elements of earthly reality, such as jewellery and distinctly modern clothing, Dominic is a firm likeness rooted in the western tradition.

Tsarouchis himself defined his work as a constant oscillation between the Eastern and Western painterly styles, the modern and the old. He described the Eastern as a painterly method based on colour and its harmonious combinations, and in the recreation of forms, inevitably doing violence to perspective. The Western, or Greek and Hellenistic method, was based on a harmony of lines and colours which endeavoured to render reality objectively, respecting perspective. Rather than combining both techniques, he used them separately to explore their individual potential.

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