PANTAZIS Pericles (1849-1884) “Street Urchin Eating Watermelon”

Street Urchin Eating Watermelon
Pantazis subscribed to and assimilated the innovative views of his time to emerge as an important figure in 19th century painting. Living in Belgium, he was able to condense the artistic issues of modernism, and through his frequent exhibitions in Athens, he could offer his compatriots some contact with the great changes taking place in the European centers. During his […]
Read More

ALTAMOURAS Ioannis (1852-1878) “Sailing Vessels”, 1874

Sailing Vessels (1874)
During his three-year stay in Copenhagen, Ioannis Altamouras was exposed to the new pleinairist and early-Impressionist tendencies that emerged during the second half of the 19th century, and assimilated their main features. He joined the Skeen group, which painted the countryside around the city, attempting with them, though the direct observation offered by on the spot painting, to capture at […]
Read More

ALTAMOURAS Ioannis (1852-1878) “Waves”

Waves
Ioannis Altamouras was the first Greek painter to deal exclusively with the seascape. Views of the ports and shores of Denmark, where he went to study, were his basic sources of inspiration. Involved in the movements that stirred the early-impressionistic tendencies in Northern Europe, he abandoned all narrative description of the object and, liberated, studied the metamorphosis of the atmosphere […]
Read More

PANTAZIS Pericles (1849-1884) “The Estuaries of the River Escaut”

The Estuaries of the River Escaut
A series of paintings made by Pantazis around Brussels, on the banks of the Lesse, Meuse, and Escaut Rivers and surrounding areas demonstrates how the artist percieved the depiction of the landscape as an on-the-spot rendering of an ongoing occurrence in nature, which is manifested through the autheticity of the color, the variegations of light, and the subjection to perpetual […]
Read More

PANTAZIS Pericles (1849-1884) “At the Seashore”

At the Seashore
Gifted with imagination and ready to accept old and new influences alike in his work, Pantazis, in this painting, followed the lessons of the Flemish seascape painters. In the depiction of this scene of a beach outside Brussels, he used the compositional approach of these painters, dividing the picture plane into bands. The sky occupies the largest portion of the […]
Read More

PANTAZIS Pericles (1849-1884) “Snowy Landscape”

Snowy Landscape
Pantazis worked with complete freedom throughout his career in Belgium, while utilizing the lessons he learned from his teachers. Part of the group of realist Belgian painters, he was a regular visitor to Le repos des Artistes, the inn at Anseremme frequented by artists who did not follow any particular trend but shared who a belief in a painting free […]
Read More

PANTAZIS Pericles (1849-1884) “Still Life with Woman”

Still Life with Woman
Pericles Pantazis` adoption of new approaches led him early on to new compositional formats in which the human figure played the dominant role. Through this new style brought by realism, which combines the grandeur of human existence with the poetry of simple daily things, he inserts the human figure into the still life as an equal and substantive presence. Although […]
Read More

PANTAZIS Pericles (1849-1884) “Still Life with Fruit”

Still Life with Fruit
Pericles Pantazis` adoption of new approaches led him early on to new compositional formats in which the human figure played the leading role. In this new style brought by realism, which combines the grandeur of human existence with the poetry of simple daily things, he inserted the human figure into the still life as an equal and substantive presence. Although […]
Read More