Harlequin - Kalakallas Giorgos

Kalakallas Giorgos (1938 - 2021)

Harlequin, 1983

Bronze, 108 x 65 x 30 cm

Inv. Number Π.7014
On view National Glyptotheque

Giorgos Kalakallas fashioned his personal style combining elements taken from differing stylistic trends and the tradition with the avant garde. Employing a broad thematic field, he makes use of a figurative manner for works that are commissioned and a non-figurative or a completely abstract form of expression for his own free compositions, taking advantage of the possibilities of the various materials.

“Harlequin” is an abstract composition, but at the same time retains certain characteristic elements from the traditional manner of depicting the figure of the jester. Thus, the human figure is rendered in a suggestive way, while the whole is based on dynamic curved volumes and angular geometric shapes which penetrate space, creating a composition which imposes itself, while at the same time it converses with the empty spaces which are created by the distribution of the volumes.