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JOHN CHRISTOFOROU
(1921-2014)
Figure
(c.1960s)
Oil on canvas
60" x 40" (1525mm x 1015mm)
Signed lower left
Provenance: Private Collection, UK
John Christoforou is recognized as an important pioneer of the
Nouvelle Figuration (New Figuration), an international
movement that emerged in the early 1960’s from the abstract
art movements of the previous decade. Commenting on his
work of the period, Christoforou states "I am passionate about
the human being: its acts, its dark motives, its psychological
impulses, its frenzied endeavours to make dreams come true,
its desires and passions. Man in his rarest of moments - the
noblest or the most base - is the theme I try to portray."
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