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Alexander Iolas

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Alecos Fassianos
B.1935
LES HOMMES QUI PASSENT
signed A Fassianos (upper left)
oil on canvas
44.5 by 35cm., 17½ by 13¾in.
Painted in 1962.
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Catalogue Note

Painted in 1962, Les hommes qui passent depicts a recurring theme in Fassianos's works of the time, le fumeur. The artist's work is filled with vibrant figures in paroxysms of joy and movement. Timeless in style, these figures reflect the draughtsmanship of Matisse, classical imagery and themes from pottery and Greek Karaghiozis theatre, as well as the artist's background in printmaking and graphic design.  However, Fassianos develops his own visual language of mythology, incorporating the myths of classical and modern Greekness into his imagery. 


Alexander Iolas

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London