Composition - Panourgias Thymios

Panourgias Thymios (1931 - 2015)

Composition, [c. 1978]

Bronze, 87 x 55 x 50 cm

Inv. Number Π.6152
On view National Glyptotheque

The work of Thymios Panourgias revolves around the human figure, sometimes left free in space and other times incorporated into a schematic background which suggests a natural landscape. Conversant with the traditional manner of depiction, but also contemporary trends, he works with stone, marble and metal and creates, among others, abstract compositions made of compact and heavy geometric volumes with a roughly worked surface.

The “Composition” is a characteristic work in which the seated man and the standing woman project outward in a high relief from the compact rectangular volume which surrounds them and constitutes the background of the composition. This background, which makes up a schematic suggestion of a landscape with a tree, sets off the space and creates a specific environment, in which the two figures are incorporated.