COSTAS EVANGELATOS Apparition 1993 - x +
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CN: EvaC1993appa

MT: mixed media: oil and ink on card (63x38)

TX: signed with felt pen at lower right of picture vertically in English <Costas Evangelatos>

DN: Mr. Costas Evangelatos - 2005

CM: Costas Evangelatos' Apparition was created at a time when the artist was experimenting with automatic writing, and especially with oil on card. Although the preference for female or effeminate motif is typical of Evangelatos' art, in this instance, the execution is quite surprising. His materials for this work is oil directly onto the surface without any preliminary drawing or preparatory work. An unusual feature are the slashes made with rulers on the paper. These slashes condition the surface so that the paper becomes less polished and more absorbent. This aesthetic of absorption endows the material with the quality of depth. Supreme impression in the whole work is the masterful execution. It is worth noting the fine sense of composition, the balance of colors and lights, the rhythmic harmony of the brushstroke. Apparition was created in a new-romantic mood. It is evident that Evangelatos was concerned with the aesthetic of natural beauty. The face of Apparition resembles a Madonna of the Renaissance as would be seen from a contemporary viewpoint.

[Megakles Rogakos 01/2005]

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