Crossed legs signed 'Jo Busianis' (upper left) oil on panel 33 x31 cm.
Showcasing a great expressionist's ability to create a complete and coherent visual experience out of a fragmentary rendition of the human body (compare Vincent van Gogh, Two hands, 1885), this jewel of a painting becomes a vehicle of emotional states rather than a mere representation of a visible stimulus. Subordinate to purely pictorial and aesthetic demands, two legs crossed in a relaxed attitude manage to convey a strong feeling of inexhaustible vitality prompted by a continuously pulsating inner rhythm. As Dr. Hans Nachod once said, Bouzianis' colours reach the highest possible point of energy, while every single brushstroke asserts his full command of his formal means.1
1. H. Nachod, 'Yorgo Busianis', Neue Leipziger Zeitung daily, 15.3.1930.