MONTAGNE ST. VICTOIRE 1991
Art commenting on art is the underlying notion in Montagne St.Victoire a four-colour hand printed screen-print on canvas, from the early nineties in which Despina Meimaroglou sets out to “deconstruct” impressionism. By enlarging a photograph she took of the famous Saint Victoire Mountain in the South of France, a site which became a favourite subject in the paintings of Paul Cιzanne, Meimaroglou recreates the pointillist effect of Impressionism. By letting the raster dots of the print show through, the artist breaks the image down to its units and suggests that despite its apparent likeness to reality (the impressionists hoped to reproduce reality); the manipulated photograph is yet another constructed image, just like an impressionist painting is with its dabs of colour.
Here too, D. Meimaroglou plays on the ambiguity of the real and its representation.