1965 | oil on canvas
67 x 93 cm

In this oil painting, Gounaropoulos renders the shape of the dove rather freely, creating an imaginary, hybrid form of bird that resembles a swan. The result draws upon the grace and beauty of the swan as well as the notions of purity and spirituality that are associated with the dove.

The Dove highlights the transparency that generally characterizes the work of Gounaropoulos, as the shape of the bird and the space in which it is integrated are conflated into an organic whole. Given the theme, this harmonious coexistence might also reflect a transcendental dimension.