Constantinos Maleas (Greek, 1879-1928) Mosque 19 x 31.5 cm.
Lot 21
Constantinos Maleas
(Greek, 1879-1928)
Mosque 19 x 31.5 cm.
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 20,000 - 27,000

The Greek Sale

15 Nov 2017, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
Constantinos Maleas (Greek, 1879-1928)
Mosque
signed in Greek (lower right)
oil in cardboard
19 x 31.5 cm.

Footnotes

  • Painted c.1910.

    Provenance
    D. Staikos collection, Athens.
    D. Logothetis collection, Athens.
    Private collection, Athens.

    EXHIBITED:
    Constantinople, C. Maleas, November-December 1910.
    Athens, Zappeion Hall, Major Exhibition of Paintings by Const. Maleas, December 9, 1928 - February 9, 1929.
    Athens, National Gallery - A. Soutzos Museum, Constantinos Maleas, May-July 1980, no. 27 (listed in the exhibition catalogue, p. 42).

    LITERATURE:
    A. Kotidis, The Painter C. Maleas (1879-1928), doctoral dissertation, Thessaloniki 1982, no. 23, p. 56 (referred), p. 240 (catalogued), fig. 2.11, p. 56 (illustrated).
    A. Kotidis, Constantinos Maleas (1879-1928), Adam editions, Athens 2000, p. 54 (referred), p. 324 (catalogued).



    In 1908, Maleas embarked on an artistic pilgrimage to the Near East in quest of the land's unique character and alluring atmosphere. In December of 1910 he had his first solo exhibition in Constantinople with works completed during his travel, including Mosque.

    Although the elusive and mysterious nature of this patriarchal land deeply fascinated him, the painter conveyed his emotional responses without resorting to the picturesque, relying instead on purely pictorial means. He focused on texture, emphasizing the material substance and plastic properties of paint, and handled form with sweeping and curvilinear brushstrokes, creating a sense of energy and movement. Here, the Orient is entrusted to the truth of vision and rendered though the eyes of a dedicated modern painter, like Matisse, Macke or Klee who also traveled to the Near East roughly the same time as Maleas, challenging the academic doctrines and infusing landscape painting with new life.
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