Three female figures
1973 | oil on hardboard
63 x 102 cm

The painting Three female figures encompasses nearly all the elements of Gounaropoulos’s painting universe: the rocky seaside landscape with the bathing female figures, the imposing flower, the tree with the dry branches reaching upwards like hands. All these elements are connected through the flow of light to create a unified ensemble. Light in Gounaropoulos’s paintings does not serve to illuminate individual forms; rather, it is transmitted in pulsating, curvilinear motion, acting as a wave of music that organically binds the composition together and lends it rhythm and vitality.