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Singier was influenced by Klee and Kandinsky who proposed that folk art, children's drawings and non-western art were spiritually superior to the Western realistic tradition. These ideas led Singier to simplify his compositions to rhythmically bold shapes on a brightly coloured ground. His works appear to be abstract but they are based on recollections and motifs he had seen, usually an impression of a landscape. Singier saw his works as poetic metaphors in their use of rich and sensuous colour.