Vladimir Griegorovich Tretchikoff (South African, 1913-2006)
'Beyond reality' signed and dated 'Tretchikoff / 48' (lower left) oil on canvas 86 x 66cm (33 7/8 x 26in).
PROVENANCE: Mrs D. L. Vorderman, South Africa By descent to Don Vorderman, USA Acquired from the above by the current owner
EXHIBITED: Durban, Greenacre's Art Gallery, 26 June - 10 July, no. 13
LITERATURE: R. Buncher, Tretchikoff, (London, 1950), illustrated plate 29
"Tretchikoff prefers the viewer to form his own ideas from such pictures as these. Each one, he says, will have a different conception as to the real significance of the subject. Here, the eye is Reality, ever present over the body of the dream world. The Soul may seek enchanted worlds of ageless ecstasy when released in sleep - the body remains, as it will in death, to lie in dark oblivion: what the Eye does not see, the heart may indeed grieve after."