Early Work (1944–1955)

Julien Dinou started out with two directions of paintings;
1. the natural
2. the figurative

In the work: Jean parle dans les Désert (1951) he paints a disturbing portrait with double vision{Diplopia}. A surprised “primal” expression, bursting through the canvas, reminding us of Munch’s Scream . A green face with four eyes, two noses and a neck as thick as a tree trunk. Here we can discover the first signs of dualism ~ non-dualism; a theme running through all his oeuvre. In this case a bizarre portrait, representing the dilemma of dualism~non-dualism between nature and being{man}.