He discards the superficial in order to retain only the essential . . . . In the same way, the formal values, the plastic quality increases: his line becomes more fluid, more sensitive, his forms are simplified and reduced to an elemental design. Dynamic juxtapositions with an innate sense of rhythm are introduced into what was hitherto static. Archaeological reminiscences appear from time to time, in totemic forms that have a suggestive power, magical signs, intriguing graphic elements from a primary plastic world.